I have always been a magpie when it comes to beautiful pieces of jewellery. Ever since I was a little girl I have been drawn to jewellery that sparkles and shines, eye catching pieces designed to delight with their beauty, but also to be loved and worn, rather than just sitting in jewellery boxes gathering dust.
I think my love of beautiful jewellery came from my grandmother. She was a glamorous lady, and her special passion was also reserved for jewellery. Many of her favourite pieces were made up of coins. This included a stunning coin charm bracelet that seemed to jangle with every movement, and a lovely gold sovereign ring that was not overly big, as sovereigns can often be, but instead was delicate and pretty, perfect for an elegant ladies finger.
I have to admit to loving coin jewellery myself, Kate Moss has often worn a silver coin bracelet during the summer and the style works so well with boho styling, as well as adding interest to a simple jeans and shirt combo. In addition, Holly Willoughby has been photographed wearing a stunning double coin necklace that sits perfectly on pretty much any neckline, looks great, perfect with evening wear or worn casually. This style is both vintage in appearance, due to the nature of the coins, but is also very modern and will easily complement up to date, minimal wardrobes.
I have been wearing my own double coin necklace a lot recently. It came from the company Natural Amber and is actually made up of two British Sixpence coins that have been soldered together, with a fixed chain added to them. The coins shine beautifully as they have been specially chosen for their perfect nature – these are coins that have no scratches or flaws. They have also been highly polished by hand in order to increase the quality of their appearance, and then they have been plated to ensure the finish is perfect. The necklaces are such high quality because they are hand created by a specialist jewellery team, these are not mass produced pieces, but have been created with love and care.
This necklace makes a perfect gift for so many reasons – I believe anyone would be happy to receive one. The delicate nature of the necklace, the fact it is no too big and ostentatious, makes it a really wearable piece for people of pretty much any age or taste. It would be a perfect gift for a bride, or someone celebrating an anniversary or graduation. The fact that the sixpence is also said to be lucky adds to the lustre of giving this as a gift – we all remember the tradition of finding a lucky sixpence in a Christmas pudding, so what better gift to give someone who is taking exams, or starting a new job, or getting married?
In addition, I love the history behind a necklace made up of such iconic coins, it has a beautiful authenticity to it, and if it is then passed down through generations in your family, it is a piece that will have a lovely legacy too.
Wearing my Double Coin Necklace
Have you ever worn any coin inspired jewellery?