Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Pretty as a penny




I was quite enchanted by this necklace from Laura Lee Jewellery on Monmouth street.

It is made from a beautiful old British penny dated 1907 and has my initial engraved into the tail side.

Laura Lee's website is currently under reconstruction but you can still scroll through and look at the other items in her collection. There are earrings and bracelets made from old money, lockets and rings engraved with lines from Serge Gainsbourg and many other prescious treasures.

Better still visit the shop because it is quite lovely- I got carried away and had to bring the nekclace home- and it's been on my neck ever since.

7 comments:

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

And there it should stay. I'm glad I'm not the only one out there who has to wear what I've bought straight away.

flittersniffer said...

Yes, indeed. And that gauzy material would make a nice scarf too!

Josie ♥ Savoir Weddings ♥ said...

Enchanted is the word really. How lovely.

Ines said...

There are no prices listed on the site. Can you tell us how much your necklace cost so I'd get an idea for the rest?
Because, I saw some pretty wonderful stuff on Laura's site. :D

Rose said...

Hi Joan- having said that I then forgot to put it on this morning :-(

Hi Flittersniffer- it IS a scarf! my scarf, I was being arty, it's from M&S and was an impulse purchase when I went in for lunch, available here:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Cobweb-Lace-Ombre-Lightweight-Scarf/dp/B003NNP0L0?_encoding=UTF8&categoryNodeID=42967030&node=42967030&mnSBrand=core&ref=sr_1_206&qid=1288188782&sr=1-206&rh=n%3A42966030%2Ck%3Ascarf%2Cn%3A42967030&page=18

Hi Josie- I know, I sat looking at it for quite a long time when I got home I can tell you

Hi Ines- it was £215 so it really isn't cheap. Some things are less though, this is obviously on a gold chain and the pennies need to be sourced. The silver is less and it was a real treat to myself after quite a stressful time.

Metropolitan Mum said...

Oh wow, it's lovely. Glad to read that I am not the only one being a bit impulsive when it comes to pretty little things...

Jayne said...

Very nice. Have just looked at her website and love the way she has set everything out. You do point me in the direction of the most gorgeous things! Thank you. :)