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.
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.