This is an antique Victorian heart, intricately hand-engraved with a bird and branch motif on the front. Originally a coin that was flattened and shaped into this heart keepsake, it has been fashioned into a necklace by vintage jewelry designers, Intellectual Property. It is presented on a strand of faceted pyrite beads with a sterling silver toggle.
Searching the braderies and antique shops throughout Europe, the founders of Intellectual Property, Mary and Hallie, specialize in finding unique antique medals and transforming them into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Their designs highlight the legacy and integrity of the original pieces, artfully bringing the past into the present.