Antique Starburst Mother of Pearl necklace

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Antique Starburst Mother of Pearl necklace

180.00

This is a limited edition ‘Old World meets New World’ collection. A ready-made necklace with a piece of antique Mother of pearl coin carefully set in a silver frame. The Coin is carved on both sides with a stunning starburst pattern, please check the last picture for its original state.

My inspiration comes from preserving history and the actual Antique gaming coin in a wearable format to be viewed and appreciated by both the wearer and viewer.

Well preserved antique gaming coins are hard to find, but I'd managed to find a few of these on great conditions which I hope to show them off as wearable jewellery as much as I can.

This collection tells and carries a story and history. It guards an ancient coin once carved by the Chinese when back in the day's when card games with quaint names like Piquet, Quadrille, and Spinado were the rage in the 18th and 19th centuries. Although the games are long gone, their mother-of-pearl gaming chips live on as collectable antiques.

The most beautiful antique chips are the ones carved and engraved by the Chinese between 1720 and 1840. Aristocrats often arranged to purchase exotic gaming chips through sea captains and agents of the Honourable East India Company (HEIC). As part of their salary, crew members were allocated a small area in the cargo hold in which to transport items to sell personally back in the motherland. The shipping companies themselves were primarily interested in major products such as tableware and tea rather than in small trinkets like mother-of-pearl gaming chips.

Approximate measurements:

• The necklace has 2 adjustable lengths: 17.7inch / 45cm and 16.9inch / 43cm
• The pendant is 3.22cm wide with the frame included
• The Sterling silver is ethically sourced right down to the pieces of Mother of Pearl
• handcrafted by Minicyn from her atelier in Paris, Montmartre.

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All order/s come nicely packed ready to be gifted with customised Minicyn black box.

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All order/s come nicely packed ready to be gifted with Minicyn custom-made black box.

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