Silver Knight’s shield pendant, featuring a genuine silver quarter penny from medieval England and a natural garnet gemstone.

£140.00

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Item details

Handmade

Material

Silver

Dimensions

Necklace length: 50 Centimetres; Pendant height: 3.5 Centimetres

Shipped using fully insured delivery – tracked, where possible.

This solid silver pendant features part of a genuine medieval coin, known as a ‘Cross Penny’, that would have been in circulation around the time of kings like Richard the Lionheart and the legends of Ivanhoe and Robin Hood.

The pennies are cut it into quarters because, in those days, if you wanted to buy something for ½ a penny, you just cut a penny in half. If you only wanted to pay ¼ of a penny, you cut it into quarters – they didn’t mess around those medieval knights!
Although we will never really know who’s hands the coin passed through, or what it was used to buy, it is perfectly possible that it has been wagered on a jousting tournament, spent on a dress for a royal banquet or even taken on a crusade.
Whatever it was spent on, it is unquestionably a tangible, physical link to those long-ago days that were some of the most thrilling and romantic periods in British history!

The quarter coin has been set into a silver pendant, as if it were a precious gem. The design of the mount itself was based on an enchanted shield featured in a medieval manuscript. The pendant was initially hand carved before having a mould taken from it and being cast in solid silver.
The pendant was set with a natural, cabochon cut garnet gemstone before being coated with rhodium (a metal rarer than platinum), is was then given a matching coloured patina.

The pendant weighs around 7g and measures 3.5cm, which is a little over one and one third inches long.

This pendant is supplied on a suitably heavy 20” long sterling silver chain in its own gift box.

You can find a youtube video about the research and reasoning behind my design and more of the story behind the siver coin it contains at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpmdPlJL1sE&t=15s

Wearing a piece of Argent Aqua’s fine jewellery identifies you as someone who appreciates traditional craft skills. All of my silver jewellery is made from solid Sterling Silver (silver with a purity of at least 92.5%). It does not contain any nickel, lead or other harmful materials.
I do my best to insure all the raw materials I use have been sourced responsibly and I always price my work honestly.

All pieces are handmade in a small workshop in the English countryside and shipped to collectors across the world using insured & recorded post. Typical delivery time to the US or mainland Europe is between five and ten working days. Shipping usually takes longer around the holiday seasons.

Please read my shop policies and the shipping information. Thank you.

Delivery & returns

Get it soon. Estimated delivery: Oct 24 - 26
From United Kingdom
Free delivery to United Kingdom
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply.
Gift wrapping available
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Adrian Ashley

Adrian Ashley

Wivelsfield Green, England

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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (768)
  • aromanes84 21 Oct, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    Over the moon with my seahorse necklace. It's so gorgeous. Beautifully made and fast shipping. Thank you so much 😊
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  • Vawny Sno 18 Oct, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    This Raven is absolutely stunning... really a smashing piece, painstakingly and beautifully (hand!) carved. Take it from me; wax carving is not easy- Adrian sure is talented. The faceted Ruby catches the light far better than in my picture and the gold sections bring a real pop of colour; stand out beautifully. Adrian has been a joy to deal with... I'd invite those considering purchase to read through a few other reviews; everyone is ecstatic with the quality of his work, that's no coincidence. I adore my little Raven, I can't wait to start wearing him... I can't recommend this seller/ shop highly enough! I'm sure I'll recieve lots of compliments thanks to my gorgeous new winged edition, and I'll send any and all interested parties your way Adrian. Thank you so much again! I'm a happy bunny!
    PS. Purchased purposely without chain
    This Raven is absolutely stunning... really a smashing piece, painstakingly and beautifully (hand!) carved. Take it from me; wax carving is not easy- Adrian sure is talented. The faceted Ruby catches the light far better than in my picture and the gold sections bring a real pop of colour; stand out beautifully. Adrian has been a joy to deal with... I'd invite those considering purchase to read through a few other reviews; everyone is ecstatic with the quality of his work, that's no coincidence. I adore my little Raven, I can't wait to start wearing him... I can't...
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  • Alex 14 Oct, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mandy Tomas 14 Oct, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic. If I could give more than five stars I would. I am a bat carer so like jewelery to look like a bat, which it does - its brilliant. I would buy the gold version if I could afford it as the workmanship is excellent, it was dispatched on time and is truely a work of art.

    I will definately buy from this artist / shop again.
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