Coin Jewelry – Is It Real?

As coin pendants get more popular the number of imitation coin necklaces increases.

Today, we will go over a few ways to tell if coin jewelry is authentic, or if it’s not.

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Coin jewelry is not a new thing. Ancient Chinese coin makers minted holes in the center of their coins so they would be easier to transport. They threaded the coins on a thin piece of leather worn like a necklace.

That may not have been a fashion choice at first, but it quickly became one.

In ancient Persia, Greek, and Rome, coin jewelry grew in popularity as trade expanded. The wealthiest continued the age-old tradition of beading, and the new makers used coins instead of shells or glass beads.

Belly dancers sashayed with coin scarves tied over their skirts. The Greek philosophers wore coin necklaces with Athena, the goddess of wisdom into their forums. Roman Senators wore the visage of Ceasar with their togas.

Coin Pendants are steeped in history.

Today when you go looking for a coin pendant these four tips will help you decide its authenticity.

  • Pay close attention to the coin’s thickness. Most coins are thicker than metal-disk copycats.
  • Look up the coin on your phone. Type in any details you can make out, or do an image search to see what kind of coin it is.
  • Read the fine print. If you are shopping online, read the descriptions (and check the reviews too.)
  • Check the price. If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

Following these four steps can help ensure that you get an authentic coin pendant.

There are multitudes of coin varieties. With a little patience, you can find just what you are looking for.

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