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Sterling Silver Prospector Medallion Pendant modeled from actual dug 49er belt buckle!!

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This listing is for a very unique, hand-made pendant, designed for gold prospectors, relic hunters, metal detecting enthusiasts and history buffs in-general. The pendant is modeled from an actual California Gold Rush buckle that was lost by a forty-niner prosector in one of their gold mining camps during the Gold Rush era (1848-1855). The original buckle was a dug relic, found with a metal detector in an actual mining camp. My name is Leonard Short and I have started a new business combining my two past careers of goldsmith/jewelry designer and artifact restoration. The model for this pendant was that actual two-piece gold rush miner's buckle just mentioned. I personally restored the buckle, which, although a very rare find, was damaged and needed professional restoration. These buckles are exceedingly rare and beautiful. They were designed specifically to capitalize on the gold mining frenzy during the mid-19th century California Gold Rush and that common goal of folks traveling to the gold country to "strike it rich". The motif is a gold mining prospector with a shovel in one hand and a pick-axe on the ground beside the miner. His left hand is extended and I am assuming it is because he has a gold nugget in his outstretched hand. Also evident is the hilly gold country terrain, California vegetation,and centrally positioned 6-point star in the background sky. This style weighs about 11 grams in sterling silver and measures 33 mm in diameter (slightly larger than a U.S. half-dollar). The bail is uniquely crafted with long-term wear in mind. It has an opening that measures 3mm x 6mm in order to accommodate a very substantial chain. In addition, the bail has my signature, hinge mechanism. This is a unique pendant design that you will not find anywhere else. It embodies the treasure hunting spirit that spans different hobbies (prospecting, treasure hunting, relic hunting, etc...) and time periods, while illustrating a gold prospector in a very distinct time period in American History! Shipping is $6.45 in the lower 48 States. (Other destinations will require a calculation on shipping). Any purchases made within the State of Virginia must also include 5% Virginia State Sales tax. I am offering a 14 day return policy if not fully satisfied for any reason. For return, customer is responsible for return shipping cost. Please e-mail me with any questions that you may have BEFORE BIDDING. Thanks for viewing my listing!
This listing is for a very unique, hand-made pendant, designed for gold prospectors, relic hunters, metal detecting enthusiasts and history buffs in-general. The pendant is modeled from an actual California Gold Rush buckle that was lost by a forty-niner prosector in one of their gold mining camps during the Gold Rush era (1848-1855). The original buckle was a dug relic, found with a metal detector in an actual mining camp. My name is Leonard Short and I have started a new business combining my two past careers of goldsmith/jewelry designer and artifact restoration. The model for this pendant was that actual two-piece gold rush miner's buckle just mentioned. I personally restored the buckle, which, although a very rare find, was damaged and needed professional restoration. These buckles are exceedingly rare and beautiful. They were designed specifically to capitalize on the gold mining frenzy during the mid-19th century California Gold Rush and that common goal of folks traveling to the gold country to "strike it rich". The motif is a gold mining prospector with a shovel in one hand and a pick-axe on the ground beside the miner. His left hand is extended and I am assuming it is because he has a gold nugget in his outstretched hand. Also evident is the hilly gold country terrain, California vegetation,and centrally positioned 6-point star in the background sky. This style weighs about 11 grams in sterling silver and measures 33 mm in diameter (slightly larger than a U.S. half-dollar). The bail is uniquely crafted with long-term wear in mind. It has an opening that measures 3mm x 6mm in order to accommodate a very substantial chain. In addition, the bail has my signature, hinge mechanism. This is a unique pendant design that you will not find anywhere else. It embodies the treasure hunting spirit that spans different hobbies (prospecting, treasure hunting, relic hunting, etc...) and time periods, while illustrating a gold prospector in a very distinct time period in American History! Shipping is $6.45 in the lower 48 States. (Other destinations will require a calculation on shipping). Any purchases made within the State of Virginia must also include 5% Virginia State Sales tax. I am offering a 14 day return policy if not fully satisfied for any reason. For return, customer is responsible for return shipping cost. Please e-mail me with any questions that you may have BEFORE BIDDING. Thanks for viewing my listing!

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Sterling Silver Prospector Medallion Pendant modeled from actual dug 49er belt buckle!!

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