When entertaining in colonial America, hostesses would include the pineapple in their centerpieces and then cut them open to serve them for dessert. If the hostess could not afford to purchase and serve the pineapple, they could rent one for their centerpiece and then return it where it could then be sold to those who could afford it. If guests spent the night, they would be given a bedroom in which the pineapple was carved into the headboard or bedposts.
The pineapple continues to symbolize the warmest welcome, good cheer, warmth and affection a hostess can offer her guests.
The pineapple charm measures approximately 5/8" in width and is shown on a sterling silver chain with a spring ring clasp, but you can also choose to order just the charm. See the options in the drop down box. Longer chains are available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/62529447/sterling-silver-necklace-chain-16-18-20?ref=shop_home_active
Other chains and lengths are available: https://www.etsy.com/shop/suegrayjewelry?section_id=6761412
This pineapple necklace charm was hand cast in eco friendly fine silver(.999 pure and recycled silver) in the same way that sealing wax was used in days of old. It has been oxidized and polished to highlight the details.
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Impressed with history... old world charm made wearable!