Sterling Silver Confederate SOUTH CAROLINA Coat Of Arms Civil War Button 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 modeled from an actual Confederate, SOUTH CAROLINA State Coat of Arms button (Alberts SC13 / Tice SC248) that was worn during the American Civil War by many soldiers in South Carolina military units! The South Carolina Coat of Arms design on these buttons is considered one of the most beautifully executed of the Civil War era. The beautiful design incorporates an adaptation of the familiar South Carolina coat of arms. The design for the Coat of Arms was adopted after the 1776 battle at Sullivan's Island. The palmetto tree in the design represents A Revolutionary War fort built on Sullivan's Island from palmetto logs. Lying at the base of the palmetto tree is a log from a broken oak tree, representing the British fleet. There are 12 spears bound to the palmetto trunk (only 2 spears in the button's coat of arms design), which represent the additional 12 American States at the time. In addition to the Coat of Arms design, there is also the Latin State motto around the lower perimeter of the button: Animis Opibusque Parati ("Prepared In Mind And Resources"). The button's coat of arms design is superimposed on a lined background. 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 5.3% 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!