Shipwreck Treasure Necklace
Shipwreck Treasure Necklace
Shipwreck Treasure Necklace
Shipwreck Treasure Necklace
$ 85.00

Shipwreck Treasure Necklace

"Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him."  ~Paulo Coelho

 

This long pendant necklace is a hand made, distressed treasure using copper and silver to showcase the centuries-old coin recovered from an actual ship wreck.  

Product details:
The coin is dated 1808 and has all the old-world charm you would expect.  Chain is antiqued copper with  five jewel-toned raw sapphire beads.  
Necklace is 34" in length with a lobster claw closure. 
Necklace comes packaged with above quote in a muslin drawstring bag. 

 

The Wreck of the Admiral Gardner
January 25, 1809.  Despite bitter cold and ominous black sky, the Admiral Gardner, a three-masted brig loaded with some 46 tons of copper coins, embarked on the long journey from London to the East Indies.  It didn't get far.  Caught in a gale, the ship sunk into the Goodwin Sands, 80 miles from London. 
No trace of the ship was found until 1984, when a passing fisherman snagged his nets on the wreckage. A year later, a team of divers salvaged some-but not nearly all-of the lost treasure, including a sealed barrel containing some 28,000 pieces.  This East India Company "10 cash" coin is one of them.