It's always fun to see a Jewelry Trend emerge like this Coin Jewelry trend for Fall 2016 from the John Galliano runway...especially when it's a trend I have previously embraced!
I introduced vintage silver and gold Coins into my jewelry collections over the past year more for initially for sentimental reasons...I had acquired a large lot of my grandmother's coins from her travels abroad, too many to hang onto. With my Father's encouraging, I started to sprinkle them into my current one of a kind necklaces and bracelets (photo below). And then...cue the madness!
People were coming to my website and storefront in droves to either buy them or bring their own family coins in to have me work them into a new design or add them to a design.
Coin Bracelet from Laura James Jewelry, 2015
Just like that, I saw how attached people were to Coins. They seemed to signify a place in time for them, and they intrigued others just as they did me.
You see, I never knew my Grandmother on my Father's side. She had passed away before I was born and these coins (along with a few cherished black and white photos) are really all I have of her. The coins show me a little bit about her. She was a Collector, for one...(like me!) and she loved to travel, especially overseas. She was a Seeker...like me.
Do you have a special coin in your keepsake box? Please tell its story in the comments below, if so!