One of my FAVORITE pieces of jewelry is a necklace I had a silversmith friend of mine make for me from my daddy’s family’s love tokens. During the 1800’s, people would deface one side of a coin - mine happen to be dimes - and engrave initials, dates, and pictures on the that side. They also placed engravings on rounded pieces of silver. I have been struggling for years trying to identify the initials and have been successful in some cases. All of them come from my father’s side of the family. The Hornot’s were French and lived in New Orleans. Several years ago I spent a week in the genealogy section of the NOLA Pubic Library researching family history, and that is where I was finally able to identify some of the dates and initials. This necklace is one of my “treasures.”
The following are the pieces that “responded positively” to be photographed! In other words, I couldn’t get the other shots to come out clearly enough to post. At least these will give you an idea of why this necklace is do full of meaning and sentimentality for me.
I am linking up with Suzanne’s Vintage Thingy Thursday.