From her studio in West Somerset, England, Rachel Eardley crafts striking jewelry of decommissioned coins from all over the world. Her grandfather introduced her to silversmithing when she was 15. After graduating from Brighton University with a degree in 3D craft, she opened her business in 1999. Each piece of jewellery is intricately cut by hand a then worked with precious metals.
This necklace of 24k gold plate is made from a decommissioned British copper half penny - or ha’ penny - from the 1950s. Queen Elizabeth II is on the face, and Sir Francis Drake’s ship Golden Hind on the back. Somehow it seems a perfect momento of Provincetown, or life anywhere on the sea. Fine chain is 24k and 27.5” total length. No clasp.
Rachel Eardley Coin Necklace
24k gold plate chain, coin is plate on alloys, 27.5”
Made in England