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.