Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
This is an old English wedding tradition and began in the Victorian era. Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy. "Something old" symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past. "Something new" means optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead. "Something borrowed" is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride.
The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family. Wearing something blue dates back to biblical times when the colour blue was considered to represent purity and fidelity. Over time this has evolved from wearing blue clothing to wearing a blue band around the bottom of the bride’s dress and to modern times where the bride wears a blue or blue-trimmed garter.
And finally, a sixpence in the bride's shoe represents wealth and financial security. This is not just to bring the bride financial wealth but also a wealth of happiness and joy throughout her married life.
At World Coin Cufflinks, we make wedding cufflinks out of old coins which can be worn by the groom. Many of the coins are no longer in circulation and the cufflinks are also appealing to people who want to demonstrate a link to their past, their ancestors or just simply to their own unique sense of identity.
During the process of making the cufflinks, the coins used in the cufflinks are cleaned and hand polished to bring them back to their former glory, and presented in a cufflink presentation box.