Tokens of Love

Love Tokens on the Laura James Jewelry Blog

Is there anything more romantic than these antique love tokens?!

In Victorian times, these were engraved and gifted to Brides...a perfect post for today, as we are Asheville-bound for a wedding for friends!

A bit more history on these gorgeous coins:

"Starting in the late 16th century, the French would fashion 13 specially carved coins, still considered valid currency, to be given to a young couple at their wedding. These treizains, which evolved into modern-day marriage medals, would be blessed by the priest during the ceremony. "

excerpt @CollectorsWeekly

photo found online

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