Monday, 18 July 2016

My Lucky Sixpence

If you know me in real life, you’ll know that I am such a huge fan of jewellery. I never, ever leave the house without wearing at least a handful of my favourite pieces and I love accessorising my outfits, especially if we’re going out somewhere special.

Along with many other possessions of mine though, I have spent the past few years de-cluttering my oversized collections and whittling them down to things that I wear, things that I love, things that have strong sentimental value and things that I use. When I purchase things nowadays, I’d like to think that my purchases are more considered and less impulsive!

Take jewellery, for instance. I used to have boxes crammed full of cheap costume jewellery which in reality, I rarely wore more than a couple of times each. I’m now down to one small bag of key pieces that I wear frequently. I’m so much more appreciative of the jewellery I wear now and adding back into my collection is a factor that is done with some real thought.

Recently I added this sweet little double sixpence coin necklace to my collection and already I can tell that it will be a piece that I will wear tremendously often. It’s an any occasion, no-fuss, goes-with-everything kind of necklace. Definitely my type of thing!

The necklace was purchased from Natural Amber, a company who create all of their unique and super special jewellery in-house. I love the individual touch and I am forever a fan of quirky and unique jewellery.

I’ve seen jewellery made using coins before but they have either been heavy, dull or just lacking that ‘something special’. I’ve realised I’m quite fussy when it comes to adding back into my jewellery collection nowadays and anything I buy has to be just right!

Of course, one of the reasons I love this necklace so much is that it is made from genuine sixpence coins, and we all know that carrying these coins on you is supposedly very lucky! I love this little snippet of information from the Natural Amber website (I’m a sucker for little traditions and superstitions!)…..

“….the most famous reason why the sixpence is considered lucky is the wedding saying “something old something new something borrowed something blue and a sixpence in her shoe” and this is where the father of the bride would place a sixpence inside the bride’s shoe to bring the couple prosperity, health and happiness and to show he’s happy for the couple to marriage.

This is the reason why we like to refer to our two coin necklace as the lucky sixpence necklace as we believe it brings the wearer good luck, prosperity, health and happiness.”

Just think of how many transaction they have been through too and their vast history… and now they are here, perfectly fused together and lovingly created into a piece of jewellery.

The coins on my necklace are dated 1956 and 1965, the latter is the birth year of my mother so that was a lucky pick! I assume all of the necklaces are totally unique so I’m not sure if you could check if they have particular year dated coins if there was a specific one you were looking for?

Also, if you were going to buy this item as a special gift for somebody then you might want to bear in mind that there is no branding on the packaging. It comes in a lovely box tied with silver ribbon which is a really nice touch.

Overall though, I just love this necklace so much! Certainly not a cheap purchase but definitely affordable all the same. It’s lightweight and looks great with anything. The chain is also the perfect length too, sitting comfortably around the neck…. Honestly it’s so comfortable I can’t tell I’m wearing it.

It’s the perfect addition to my jewellery collection and certainly something that I’ll be reaching for most days when it comes to accessorising my outfits!

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