This bold and beautiful antique 'fine' jewellery piece has been created using a large antique Victorian c1890 sterling silver Scottish Agate anchor (formerly a brooch), coupled with a fusion of chunky antique silver chain.
The anchor has excellent rope twist detailing, along with some pretty and nicely patinad engraving work and is has been set with a stunning carnelian banded, octagonal shaped agate from new Cupar in Fife. I just loVe the peachiness of this stone!
The 'fouled anchor' is a classic Victorian love symbol with the anchor meaning steadfastness and the fouling wire meaning entwined forever. (Foul being a nautical term meaning to entangle or entwine).
Coupled with a fusion of antique silver chain, (one of which is an anchor chain link) the other Albert watch chain and fastening to the front with an antique Albert swivel fastener.
Where an item has been a brooch in a previous life and has been converted. There may sometimes be some evidence of 'bruising' on the reverse side, where once lived the pin and hinge. This does not detract from the piece's beauty or wearability. (This anchor has such a bruise - see photograph of reverse side).
A classically cool forever heirloom piece.
Wear layered with any other of my longer necklaces.
Overall length: 18 inches
Anchor: 6.2cm x 3.5cm
This is a quirky one-of-a-kind heirloom piece, bringing the wearer an item of jewellery as exclusive and individual as them. The perfect keepsake or gift to celebrate life's milestone occasions or just life!
Large Antique Silver and Scottish Agate/Cornelian Anchor Necklace
Be Gentle with Me...............
Please treat your vintage jewellery with the care and respect deserving of its age. Rub gently with a soft silver polishing cloth periodically to keep its vibrancy. Please do not bathe in your vintage jewellery. Avoid dropping on hard surfaces. Enjoy!