Sterling Silver Confederate JEB Stuart Cavalry Button /Civil War Relic Pendant
This listing is for a very unique, hand-made pendant, designed for Civil War relic hunters, metal detecting enthusiasts and history buffs in-general. My name is Leonard Short and I have combined my two careers of goldsmith/jewelry designer and artifact restoration to create a line of metal detecting jewelry. This pendant is a precision replica, modeled from an actual Confederate, local-made JEB Stuart cavalry button (Alberts 144) that was worn during the American Civil War by the hard-fighting Confederate cavalry troopers! ---This pendant is NOT an actual Civil-War period artifact!! --- The JEB Stuart button is easily among the absolute top five of most desirable Confederate buttons among collectors and relic hunters. The design incorporates the letters 'CSA', centered over the first National Flag of the Confederacy. There were 4 versions of the First National Confederate flag; the differences being the number of stars. They were (in progressive order): 7-stars, 9-stars, 11- stars and 13-stars. The die variant used on this button example is 11-stars. The 11-star National flag was in use from July 2, 1861 until November 28, 1861. Below the flag are two crossed sabers. These buttons were stamped from a very thin-gauge brass and are almost always in damaged condition when excavated. The backs on these buttons were very unique and unlike any other known Confederate buttons. The backs were composed of zinc, with a brass shank. These buttons aren't only one of the most desirable because of the features of the design, but they are exceedingly rare to find. The bail on this pendant is uniquely crafted with long-term wear in mind. It has an opening that measures 3mm x 6mm in order to accommodate a very substantial chain. In addition, the bail has my signature, hinge mechanism. If you are in need of a nice sterling silver chain on which to wear the pendant, please check out my other listings. My recommended chain style for my pendant line is a 2.5 mm diameter sterling silver wheat style chain. I have two listings: one for a 20" wheat and one for an 18". This is a unique pendant design that you will not find anywhere else! Shipping is $7.10 in the United States. (Other destinations will require a calculation on shipping). INTERNATIONAL BUYERS– PLEASE NOTE: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Any purchases made within the State of Virginia must also include 5% Virginia State Sales tax. I am offering a 14 day return policy if not fully satisfied for any reason. For return, customer is responsible for return shipping cost. Please e-mail me with any questions that you may have BEFORE BIDDING. IF YOU LIKE THIS PENDANT DESIGN, PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON MY OTHER LISTINGS, AS I HAVE BEGUN THE PROCESS OF CREATING AN ENTIRE LINE OF METAL DETECTING AND TREASURE HUNTING-THEMED PENDANTS AND RINGS. I will periodically be adding additional designs to the line as I have time to design and create the master models. Thanks for viewing my listing!