Thimbles were given as love tokens in Victorian times when gifts of any type were discouraged between men and women. Peter Pan and Wendy exchanged thimbles and acorn buttons as kisses. In American Colonial times when items of jewelry were prohibited for moral reasons a thimble was the gift from a fiance to his future bride as a symbol of love and pledge of eternal togetherness. When she married the women removed the bottom of the thimble to form more of a wedding ring. With such a long history thimbles as a tender gesture of affection I have created a series of thimble necklaces.
This vintage brass thimble has been polished to bring out the shine. It is joined by an amber glass acorn bead with black detail. The two hang from a 20" black chain that closes in the back with a lobster clasp.
Kisses for you or the one you love to kiss!
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