American history meets contemporary fashion. This silver-tone bezel comes with your choice of coin mounted with both its obverse and reverse displayed. Each pendant measures 3-1/4" x 2-5/16". It comes with a unique three-strand chain combining cable, bar and rope links with a lobster claw clasp. Made in the USA. Comes with a one-year limited warranty and certificate of authenticity.
Silver Mercury Dime: The .900 fine silver Mercury dime was minted from 1916 to 1945. Comes with a 20.5” chain.
Coin jewelry is divided into two different categories: whole coins versus cut coins. Whole coin jewelry features complete, unaltered coins set into a particular ornament; Cut coin jewelry – which first appeared in the 1600s – features coins that have been altered through carving or engraving. To cut a coin, a craftsman would pierce it with small holes until the main figure was released. In the period from the late 1800s to World War II, coins began to be etched and decorated by hand (in lieu of being cut). Because they were personalized with floral motifs and initials, they became known as "sweetheart jewelry".
Today, the increasing popularity of coin jewelry is the result of a trend that began centuries ago. So instead of tucking coins away in drawers or boxes, why not proudly display and enjoy them? By mounting coins in jewelry, belt buckles, key chains, or money clips, they will be showcased and honored in a way that conveys a respect for history, an affirmation of heritage, and a reflection of values.