Heart-Shaped Coin Necklace | Pirate Style Jewelry - Pieces of Eight

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If you like to wear really unique silver jewelry, check out our take on the "Pieces of Eight" currency :). There are several pendants to choose from on our website and because each one features a unique design and shape, the one you order is the one you'll receive! We stamp the back of each piece with our silversmith's mark and .750 indicating the piece is created with about 75% silver to give it that cool, 'old world' look. Please note - these are created to look like old coins from the 1700's so they will have irregular borders. 

Watch the video to get an idea of the size of this pendant. It measures approximately 1.5" across and a little over 1" top to bottom.

A little bit of history:

These pendants are replicas of the "Pieces of Eight," the world's first currency dating back to around the 1700's. At the time, money in Spain was based on 'reales'. Spain originally created an "8-reale coin" of high quality silver. Sometimes, to express love, people would cut their coins into shapes like hearts, crosses, circles and shields and hang them from cord as necklaces for gifts. The reason the "Pieces of Eight" are considered "Pirate Coins" is because pirates would loot silver from the ships that were carrying it around the world. Long John Silver's parrot would cackle the phrase, "pieces of eight."

You can choose from various lengths and hanging styles. (The chain we are using in the photo is the OXIDIZED Rounded Box Chain (1.8mm)).

- Sterling Silver Round Rolo Chain (1.5 mm) with Spring Ring Clasp ($120- $125)

- Sterling Silver Oval Cable Chain (3.7mm) with Toggle Clasp ($130 - $140)

- Sterling Silver Rounded Box Chain (1.8mm) with Spring Ring Clasp ($125 - $140)

- Sterling Silver Rounded Box Chain (2.5mm) with Spring Ring Clasp ($135 - $160)

- Sterling Silver OXIDIZED Rounded Box Chain (1.8mm) with Spring Ring Clasp ($135 - $150)

- Sterling Silver OXIDIZED Rounded Box Chain (2.5mm) with Spring Ring Clasp ($145 - $170)

- Sterling Rectangle Long/Short Chain (4.4mm) with Toggle Clasp ($150-$190)

- Sterling Oval Cable Chain (5.9mm) with Toggle Clasp ($155 - $190)

- Round leather cord in Black or Natural Brown with Sterling Magnetic Clasp ($125) 

- Braided Bolo cord in Black, Dark Brown, Antique Tan, Saddle, Black/Brown or Natural with Sterling Magnetic Clasp ($125)

Note: Our leather cords wear beautifully but should not get wet. Please do not wear your necklace in water.