Sterling Silver Confederate NORTH CAROLINA Button (NC8) Civil War Relic Pendant
This listing is for a very unique, hand-made sterling silver 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 a local-made, Confederate, North Carolina Coat of Arms button (Alberts NC8 / Tice NC210A) that was worn during the American Civil War by North Carolina troops, as the subject! This pendant is NOT an actual Civil-War period artifact!! This particular style of North Carolina militia button originated in Richmond from the firm of Solomon A Myers. Myers advertised manufacture of buttons but modern scholars debate whether he actually made the buttons bearing his backmark or simply subcontracted the manufacture out to another shop. Regardless, buttons with this backmark were strictly produced in the South during the Civil War. The button's design incorporates North Carolina's coat of arms which depicts the female figures of Liberty and Plenty. Liberty holds a pole topped with a liberty cap in her right hand and a scroll inscribed with "CONSTITUTION" with her left hand (word CONSTITUTION" is not visible in this particular button design). Plenty holds a cornucopia with her left hand and wheat in her right hand. On the perimeter, arching over the coat of arms design, is the State name: "NORTH CAROLINA". All details of this button's design are sharp and crisp in the execution of the silver pendant replica. 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!