Sterling Silver Confederate Navy"man-of-war" Ship 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 started a new business combining my past two careers of goldsmith/jewelry designer and artifact restoration. This pendant is modeled from an actual Confederate, local-made Confederate States Navy Ship button (Alberts CS68) that was worn during the American Civil War by sailors in the Rebel navy! The "Man-of-War" button is easily among the absolute top five most desirable Confederate buttons among collectors and relic hunters. Additionally, it is considered by collectors and relic hunters to be one of the most strikingly beautiful designs of all Confederate Uniform buttons. The design incorporates the letters 'CSN', centered under the image of a "Man-of-War" ship at sail on the ocean waves. In a concentric configuration around the ship are a total of 15, 6-pointed stars. Encompassing the stars is a wide-braid rope pattern and then, a plain outer border/rim. The original examples of this beautiful button were produced in the wartime Richmond, Virginia shop of E.M. Lewis & Co. As with the JEB Stuart buttons, the recovery of one of these buttons by a relic hunter is widely considered one of those "once-in-a-lifetime" finds! Diameter of the pendant is 22.2 mm. The size is illustrated in one of the photos using a modern Washington quarter for comparison. The bail 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!