handEthical silver coin ring made from an antique circulated Silver shilling Coin, dated between 1887 and 1919. A stunning chunky piece of jewellery that makes a wonderful statement.
This is a circulated antique coin. A great way of adding a piece of ethical jewellery to your collection. In addition to this you are wearing a wonderful piece of British History.
A Sterling Silver ring would indeed make a wonderful addition to your jewellery collection. This stunning coin ring is handmade with a genuine antique silver shilling coin. Dated between 1887 and 1919, this ring is 925 Sterling Silver
These coins are the smallest coin that we turn into a ring. They produce a petite sterling silver ring, making them perfect for women and smaller hands. With sizes ranging from G through to T and so it will fit a wide range of people.
Available with a classic polish finish or an aged antiqued look, there is something that will suit everyone. Looking for an alternative size? check out both our Half Crown and Florin Coin Rings that compliment this shilling Ring Perfectly. All of our coins are sourced to provide the best finish on this stunning sterling silver ring, subsequently the lead time on these coins is approx 2 weeks.
The best thing about this sterling silver ring is the fact that it certainly creates a wonderful talking point and really ignites your imagination. What is the value of this coin to someone at the time of circulation? was it a huge part of their wages or was it pocket change for a wealthy family? what would this Shilling have paid for?
For an example a ‘skilled seamstress’ in Victorian times would have earned approx 7 Shillings a day.
However work was not constant and guaranteed in addition they had to provide all their own materials.
With this in mind, and the fact that a single room in a relatively poor area of London would have cost approx a crown a week. It seems that a shilling is a fair amount of money for the era it was in use.
The Kings Shilling sometimes called the Queen’s shilling when the Sovereign is female, is a historical slang term referring to the earnest payment of one shilling given to recruits to the Armed forces in the 18th and 19th centuries, although the practice dates back to the end of the English Civil War. To “take the King’s shilling” was to agree to serve as a sailor or soldier in the Royal Navy or the British Army.