This fabulous sterling silver ingot pendant is hallmarked for 1977 and is a great piece of original statement jewellery. An absolute classic of the era, these ingots were created to commemorate the silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1978 and quickly became very fashionable in Britain!
The pendant has a full set of 5 oversized English hallmarks on the front, including the Queens head jubilee stamp, which is an integral part of the design. These bullion bar pendants typically came in either a 1 ounce (30g) or a 1/2 ounce size with the heavier one being narrower and thicker.
This one is the 1/2 ounce size so it has a nice slim profile, it still has its original large oval suspension ring and it suspends from an elegant top quality Italian Belcher chain that is the perfect length for layering with your neck mess or wearing alone as a statement piece. Fabulously retro, a stylish silver accessory that can be worn by a man or a woman, the oval ring is large enough to wear with a wide variety of different chains and cords too.
MATERIALS: sterling silver throughout
HALLMARKS: ingot pendant 'anchor' for Birmingham, 'lion passant' for sterling, date latter 'C' for 1977, 'Queen Elizabeth II' profile and makers mark 'P&RB'. The chain stamped '925' and 'star AR 620' for Italy
WEIGHT: 19.7 grams total
MEASUREMENTS: ingot 2" (5cm) measured with bale, 5/8" (1.8cm) wide, 3mm thick. Chain 24" (61cm) long
DATE: Retro 1977
CONDITION: in good vintage condition with a lovely bright mirror polish. There is light surface wear and minor scratches as you would expect of any used vintage item. The assay hallmarks on the front are still lovely and sharp, a fabulous 1970's retro piece ready to be worn straight out the box!
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