made in britain
can be personalised
Old English lucky sixpence coins are beautifully fashioned into these fantastic cufflinks.
Rachel brings new life to these old coins by intricately hand cutting each coin to accentuate the fine detail of Queen Elizabeth's head.
A unique gift to give cheer to any man or woman with an eye for something different and hand made.
The sixpence has been a strong symbol in British history for luck, with its use in the Christmas pudding and as a token gift at weddings. It has a big place in our hearts too- when it was up for decommission in the 1970's there was public outcry, so it remained legal tender until 1980.
Why not keep the love going strong!
Rachel is intrigued by the history of this coin and wants to also celebrate the craftsmanship used to design the coin originally- which is so often overlooked. She hand draws each cufflink box with the image depicted on the coin and gives all its details including the date it was minted.
This gift can be personalised to celebrate that big birthday, a wedding or any date of significance with the special year or the full date added onto the presentation box.
Just let Rachel know what information you would like and she will lovingly write it in her own fair hand to add that really special and thoughtful touch to your gift, free of charge.
To cut the coin Rachel uses a piercing saw (a small silver smiths saw) which takes very fine blades. The fine details she achieves is all done by hand, using lots of saw blades and very good eye sight (at present, though swiftly being used up)! She then polishes the coin to remove any rough edges and silver solders a solid silver swivel base cuff link fitting to the sixpence. It is then thoroughly cleaned up, ready to be worn by that lucky person.
Lovingly hand made in Somerset, England.
Coin of mixed alloy.
Cuff link swivel base solid silver.
Any tarnishing of the metals can simply be cleaned with a silver cloth or dip.