Original WWI to Cold War Era Sweetheart Coins Bracelet Lot From Various Countries - 7 Items

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Group of 6 Available. Historically, sweetheart jewelry dates back to the First World War, serving as a connection between men overseas and loved ones back home. While a token in the First World War, the concept took hold during the Second World War with many famous jewelers.

Sweetheart jewelry from this pivotal point in United States, as well as other nation’s history was made from a variety of materials. Due to metal rationing during World War II, companies were forced to switch to sterling silver instead of the base metal normally used in their products. This switch tripled the price of their products, but did not affect sales. If these materials were not available to the men in the field, they used the next best thing, something considered useless in combat, coins.

All 7 bracelets appear to be complete and are able to be latched or closed for wear, but some of the “links” used to connect to coins together would have to be replaced.

The coins featured in this lot are:
-Early 1900s Soviet
-1920s British
- 1942 British
- x2 1942 Australian Bracelets
- 1950s Mexico
- 1980s British

The practice of setting coins as jewels, known as ‘Gemme Numari’ - coin gems or nummary gems - traces back to Ancient Rome. As people journeyed the world, the coins acquired from their travels made for wonderful souvenirs that could then be engraved and set to be worn as necklaces, rings and in this case, bracelets.

All items are in lovely condition and come more than ready for further research and display.

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