Lucky Irish coin Gold
This is the necklace version of the lapel pin that was presented to US president Joe Biden in Ballina, County Mayo during his visit to Ireland.
The lucky Irish coin is cast from an original old Irish Threepence or "Leat Reul". It features the Irish hare, a mystical animal said to bring luck in times of change. This unique Irish design is your own good luck charm, and a reminder of Ireland.
The hare is a symbol of mystery, positivity and prosperity. She is also linked to the moon and is a symbol of feminine power. It is believed that people who see the hare as their spirit animal are considered sensitive, artistic, and ambitious.
Wear yours as a lucky talisman every day. The Irish harp is featured on the reverse.
I love that the original coin was passing between hands in old Ireland many years ago, maybe even between our ancestors. It was traded in a young Irish free state, during WW2, throughout the evolution of the nation, the revival of Irish heritage, the social revolution of the 60s, and into the 70s. Dormant as a legal coin since then, it has transformed into having a different, more special value outside of commerce. A symbol of Ireland, nature and our rich heritage and folklore.
This coin is a copy cast from a mould taken of a real old 3 pence that I found in a Galway market. The original coins were made in nickel, they ceased to be legal tender in 1971. My coin is the exact same size as an original old 3 pence at 17.7mm diameter and 1.9mm thickness. The original coin is in used but good condition as it was in circulation. Its authentic look is reflected in my precious metal copies.
Gold Plated: 18ct hard gold plating over sterling silver, on an 18 inch Gold filled chain.
Solid Gold: 9ct gold on an 18 inch 9ct gold chain. Solid gold necklaces are made to order, so please allow up to two weeks for yours to be shipped.
The solid sterling silver version is available here.
Please get in touch if you would like a longer or shorter chain.
Solid gold necklaces are made to order, please allow up to 7 days for your necklace to be created.
How to care for your Jewellery
Your Andrea Mears jewellery is made from a variety of metal alloys and plated finishes, as well as genuine Swarovski crystals and semi precious stones.
Owing to the nature of the materials and how its made, your antique finished pieces will all look slightly different and unique.
Remove your jewellery before engaging in activities where it could get accidentally damaged such as exercising or swimming.
Do not get your jewellery wet or expose it to household chemicals, makeup, creams, hairspray or perfume as they will damage the plating and cause tarnishing and discolouration. Put your jewellery on last after applying these.
Wipe your jewellery with a soft clean cloth after wearing and always store in its original box to protect from damage and discolouration caused by the environment or sweat.
Handle with care. Due to the delicate nature of some of the materials, stones and crystals used, jewellery can be easily damaged by dropping on a hard surface.
What you need to know about shipping
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Postage is free in Ireland. All post is sent by registered post which is the fastest and safesy way to get your new treasures.
Once your order is dispatched you will receive a unique tracking code.
Please allow 2 working days once your receive your order dispatch email.
€13 charge. I use registered post to the UK as this is the safest and fastest way to get your new treasures to you!
Please note that shipping to the UK takes approximately 7 -10 working days.
Orders are shipped via An Post’s Registered Post and when your order is dispatched you will receive a unique tracking code.
There may be additonal delays owing to customs checks, and you may be liable for their charges upon delivery.
€12 charge. I use registered post to European countries as this is the safest and fastest way to get your new treasures to you!
Please that shipping to some EU countries is unfortunatly taking longer than normal at the moment. This is outside of my control but you can track your order on https://www.anpost.com/Post-Parcels/Track/Search
Orders are shipped via An Post’s Registered Post and when your order is shipped, you will receive a unique tracking code. Note that tracking is not always available within all countries, and accurate updates are dependant on your local postal service scanning the packet.
€13-€16 depending on your location. The total cost will be calculated at checkout. Orders are shipped via An Post by registered post, and when your order is dispatched you will receive a unique tracking code. Note that tracking is not available within all countries.
If you have any questions on shipping please contact me here.
USA customers can track their orders on https://www.anpost.com/Post-Parcels/Track/Search while it is in Ireland and once it arrives in the USA you can use the same code to track it on https://www.usps.com
Accurate updates are dependant on your local postal service scanning the packet. Thank you for your patience.