*Coin contains nickel. This product is not suitable for the nickel intolerant.
This fabulous Irish coin tie pin/brooch is an ideal gift for the person in your life who loves a bit of vintage! A heartfelt, thoughtful gift for a wedding, birthday, Christmas present or special occasion.
The story card accompanying this tie pin/brooch reads:
'This adornment is made from genuine old Irish coins. These stunning animal motifs were used in Irish currency from 1928-1969, to symbolise Ireland's agricultural economy, with the harp on the back of the coin being the national symbol. Many of the coins were updated after decimalisation, as well as new motifs added and some taken away. They continued to be used in Ireland until the euro arrived.'
Materials: Sterling silver, genuine old Irish coin
Thinking and Process: Handmade from genuine old Irish coins, set on a sterling silver button tie pin, this bespoke coin jewellery brings nostalgia of a simpler time for those who remember them. Pocket money from a parent, a pay off from the tooth fairy, whatever the memory, the wearer becomes connected to the piece via memory. The preciousness in these coins lies in the sentiment. The coin is soldered to a silver button tie pin, onto the harp symbol at the back of the coin. Other detail visible are the year it was minted and the word 'Eire' (Ireland). Forget about your four leaf clovers and leprechauns, this is real Ireland! A coin that has passed though thousands of hands through the decades. Using traditional jewellery techniques of soldering and polishing, these coins are given a new lease of life.
Dimensions: 18mm x 18mm