Love Token Necklace

created by

Aaron Ruff

Aaron Ruff created by

Aaron Ruff

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Beyond the Sea

There's an air of Old World romance in this timeless love token pendant from jewelry artist Aaron Ruff. He has recreated a forgotten, 17th century tradition where someone shipping off to sea would craft a remembrance for their sweetheart. Often they would file down one side of a penny, and personally engrave the smooth surface. Ruff combines this history with his personal artistry, creating what will become an heirloom expression of your love.

The front side of the oxidized bronze pendant is emblazoned with a popular sentiment from the era: "Remember me when this you see." This motto wraps around a pair of olive branches and two hearts—each custom engraved with a pair of initials for you and your special someone. The back of the pendant is a recreation of a Swedish skilling, with a crossed arrow motif, and the coin's reeded edges add extra historical detail. The spirit of the sea is evoked by the coiled cotton rope from which the pendant hangs, held at the back with a sailor's knot. Handmade in Brooklyn, New York.

Aaron Ruff

created by

Aaron Ruff

location

New York

“I'm a big collector, so the entire space is inspiration. I'm constantly rearranging and dragging in new stuff, so the space is constantly evolving.”

The son of a craftsman, Aaron Ruff grew up with a strong sense of artistry and construction. Working as both a carpenter and cabinetmaker, he enrolled at Parsons to study furniture design. But after taking a class in jewelry making, Aaron soon discovered his true craft. While enjoying the familiarity and technique of creating furniture, he found a more intimate connection with constructing objects that people could actually wear and behold. This connection is distinct in each one of his well-crafted pieces. Working out of Brooklyn, Aaron draws from his childhood fantasies of exploration, which lends a playful quality to his work.

Visit our blog to take a tour of Aaron's studio.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
rope, bronze, cotton
Measurements
Pendant: 1.25" dia. x .125" thick, Necklace: 26" L
Notes
Designed to only look better with the patina of age and wear but if necessary can be lightly polished with a jewelry polishing cloth.
Item ID
21978

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within 3 days, arriving 4 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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LOVE TOKEN NECKLACE
 
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Very pleased with this item.

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from Newnan, Georgia

Pros

  • Meaningful

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    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about LOVE TOKEN NECKLACE:

    Very nice and meaningful gift. Wife loved it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s Day

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