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luck copper reliquary box

by Grace Gunning $80.00
Handmade

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  • the story

Lucky In Love

For centuries, reliquary boxes have housed sacred objects, and these modern versions by artist Grace Gunning are a stunning way to hold all of your treasures.

Under the glass lid, glass beads and charms gracefully float on a sea of tiny silver pellets, creating a lovely ebb and flow of shimmer. Tough, heavy copper provides a lovely juxtaposition to the delicate scene under the glass.

Handmade in New York using hand-run, 19th century machines. Lined with burgundy velvet.

Click here to see a luck reliquary box in action.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
18479
Made from
glass, metal, velvet, 1.5 mm flush-set brown diamond
Measurements
3" L x 2.75" W x 1.5" H
  • the maker
Grace Gunning

Grace Gunning

After growing up in Blacklick, Ohio in the late 50s and 60s, she moved to New York City. From her background to Greenwich Village as a teenager, she grew to understand that life is wackier than we can even imagine.

In her studio in upstate New York along the mighty Hudson River, past meets present. Through the work of play and the play of work, she brings you marvelous handmade creations. collection

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LOVE AND LUCK COPPER RELIQUARY BOXES
 
3.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (7)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

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2.0

Way over-priced!!

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from Valley Village, CA

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • Cheap felt lining
  • Low Quality
  • Poor craftsmanship
  • Poorly finished interior

Best Uses

  • Gifts

Comments about LOVE AND LUCK COPPER RELIQUARY BOXES:

If both boxes were sold as a pair for the same price they are individually, then I would probably recommend this product. However, the cheap felt lining with shoddy edges was barely attached inside either box and all finished edges suggested more of a mass production, with lack of care and attention to detail, rather than hand craftsmanship. The artist/product info card (a crookedly xeroxed folded piece of paper) left much to be desired and I was almost embarrassed to include it in the box when I gave these as a wedding gift.

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4.0

Very well made box- great size- but....

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from Georgia

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

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    • Gifts

    Comments about LOVE AND LUCK COPPER RELIQUARY BOXES:

    This is a really nice, very well-made box. I just think you need to read the description very carefully before you purchase it. The description wording is carefully written and is perfect. The picture is a little misleading. The box is very* nice, and the person I gave it to absolutely loved it (a lot more than I did- which is, I guess, what counts!).

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    3.0

    Undecided

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    from Spokane, Washington

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    Pros

    • Beads are pretty
    • Hearts are pretty
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about LOVE AND LUCK COPPER RELIQUARY BOXES:

      I am undecided if I am going to keep this item. The beads are pretty and I love the idea...BUT The corners are sharp on the lid and there are not so pretty welding marks inside. While the idea is unique, and the beads are pretty, my hearts inside have small scratches on them. Keep in mind it is made on hand-run machinery from the 1800's and honestly, it looks like something my son could make in welding class without the beads. If you don't mind the welding marks, I guess it is okay. It's just an expensive piece for what you get. The catalog pic is much richer in color and prettier in my opinion. I just don't think it is worth almost 90.00 [...].

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      4.0

      Beautiful! Awesome Craftmanship!

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      from West Bend, WI

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

      • Feng shui helpful people

      Comments about LOVE AND LUCK COPPER RELIQUARY BOXES:

      While the actual box was smaller than I had anticipated, it is truly unique. The craftmanship is obvious and the cover is just exquisite! This would make a fabulous gift. I purchased mine to use as my feng shui "Helpful People box." WAY cool!

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      4.0

      Very nice box

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      from South Florida

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

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        Comments about LOVE AND LUCK COPPER RELIQUARY BOXES:

        Purchased this as a gift. Pay attention to the dimensions since it was a little smaller than I thought it would be. The floating hearts are a beautiful irredescent red. I would have liked it even more at a price point of 50 to 60 dollars. But overall, I'm happy with it and hope my step-mother likes it.

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        4.0

        Unique but expensive

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        from New Orleans, LA

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Too costly

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Jewelry Box
        • Living Room

        Comments about LOVE AND LUCK COPPER RELIQUARY BOXES:

        Lovely, unique box that will make a wonderful gift for my daughter who likes things that don't look ordinary or mass-produced. She'll probably use it to hold rings, change or other little things.
        The only down side is that it's very expensive.I would tend to by more from your catalog if prices weren't so high.

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        5.0

        Perfect anniversary gift!

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        from Milwaukee, WI

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Bright
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about LOVE AND LUCK COPPER RELIQUARY BOXES:

        Perfect 7th anniversary gift for a copper item. It's actually much prettier than the picture. The glass and silver beads and red hearts move around in the cover and catch the light. My hubby loves it! I filled it with "love rocks" I found on another website with romantic sayings on them. It's just a little smaller than I expected and wanted.

        Service and delivery comments:

        It came on time. I think the shipping email should specify that another carrier gets it before USPS and that you won't be able to track it for several days. I also wish your website had free shipping on amounts over say $50.

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        4.0

        Beautiful box, but rather pricey

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        from Akron, OH

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Assemble

        Cons

        • Expensive

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        • Gifts

        Comments about LOVE AND LUCK COPPER RELIQUARY BOXES:

        I purchased this as a dual-purpose St. Valentine's Day gift - first, as a container for another gift, and second, as a gift unto itself. Although I'm quite happy with everything about the box, I feel it's a bit expensive. I'm certain, however, she's going to love it - it's very pretty!

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