Trench Art Heart Pendant, WWII Solid Sterling Silver Australian Coin Love Token, Military Sweetheart Friendship Jewelry Charm Necklace
Trench Art Heart Pendant, WWII Solid Sterling Silver Australian Coin Love Token, Military Sweetheart Friendship Jewelry Charm Necklace
Trench Art Heart Pendant, WWII Solid Sterling Silver Australian Coin Love Token, Military Sweetheart Friendship Jewelry Charm Necklace
Trench Art Heart Pendant, WWII Solid Sterling Silver Australian Coin Love Token, Military Sweetheart Friendship Jewelry Charm Necklace

Trench Art Heart Pendant, WWII Solid Sterling Silver Australian Coin Love Token, Military Sweetheart Friendship Jewelry Charm Necklace

Regular price
$225.00
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$225.00

An artfully crafted WWII trench art heart-shaped pendant made from two sterling florins, one from the UK and the other from Australia. The details on the coins indicating the mint year have been smoothed away leaving only the profile of King George V on one side, and his brother KIng George V on the other. It has a simple rustic quality, obviously made with great care, perhaps by a British soldier stationed in Australia during the war to send home to his waiting sweetheart. It may have been significant to him that George V abdicated the throne to marry Wallace Simpson, a decision that cemented The Duke and Duchess of Windsor's place in history as one of the greatest love stories of our time. Measuring approximately 1 1/4" north to south including the attached bail, and 1 1/8" east to west. Hung from a nicely weighted 24" sterling silver rolo chain. In excellent condition. Australian coins minted from 1910 to 1945 have a .925 or sterling silver content, and British coins minted from 1920-1947 are 50% silver. The remaining alloy may contain copper, nickel or zinc. Please consider any allergies when purchasing coin jewelry for personal use. ****************************************************************************** There's a long tradition of soldier made art and souvenirs of wartime produced during rare lulls in otherwise violent activity or as a theaputic activity for prisoners and convalescents. Keeping one's hands busy is a good way to pass the time, rather than thinking of what might lie ahead, and trench art examples range from jewelry to humidors depending on the materials at hand. Each period of war since the Napoleonic has a type of work associated with it and pieces have been made from soup bones, straw, cannon balls and coins. For example WWI and II are both known for coin and shell casing work as those were two raw materials in somewhat plentiful supply. It wasn't usually soldiers at the frontline who produced these pieces as the noise of hammering would have brought unwelcome enemy attention. Most of the time it was those in hospital or at base camp waiting new orders, prisoners of war or civilian artisans producing items to sell to those men wishing to send something home to a sweetheart or wife. ❃ More Necklaces and Pendants: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective?section_id=13939717&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3 ❃ We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy USA - USPS First Class with delivery confirmation and insurance 3-5 business days Canada - USPS international first class with tracking and insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS international first class with tracking and insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location