Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Flanders Fields Poppy Necklace By The Royal British Legion

Jewellery doesn’t come much more unique than this elegant and stylish poppy necklace from the Royal British Legion.

This pretty necklace which has been commissioned to help commemorate the Centenary of the First World War (1914-1918).

The design of the unique and exclusive Centenary Flanders Fields Poppy Necklace is based on a 100 year old dried and flattened real poppy from Private Len Smith’s diary. Private Smith, a veteran who lived until 1974, plucked the poppy from No Man’s Land in 1915 and preserved it in his illustrated diary. Artist Stephen Allen then created a sculpture of the poppy for TMB Art Metal of London to use as the model for the necklace. 




The necklaces have been created from the solid brass artillery shell fuses found on First World War battlefields. The shells have been melted down and cast, using the traditional ‘lost wax’ method in which each and every poppy requires a wax version, into the hand sculpted poppy designs. 

Each necklace features a contrasting sterling silver backing plate on which the brass poppy is mounted upon an 18” diamond cut Belcher style silver chain. Each is engraved on their reverse with ‘1914-1918 Flanders Fields’ and is accompanied by a certificate of provenance and presented in a high quality case. 

All profits raised from the sale of the necklaces goes directly to The Royal British Legion. The Royal British Legion do incredibly valuable work in supporting the members of the British Armed Forces and their families. 


The necklace is available exclusively from The Poppy Shop and is priced at £79.99. 

As you can see the design is very pretty and I think this is a lovely way to support a charity, and perhaps wear in memory of a relative. They also do this design as a set of cufflinks which is also priced at £79.99.

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  1. This is a topic that's near to my heart... Best wishes!
    Exactly where are your contact details though?

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    1. Thank you! My contact details are on the PR section of my blog.

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  2. Stunning necklace for such a great cause. I wish I could afford it! x

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    1. It is a lovely necklace, and considering the detail and the silver chain a reasonable price too. Maybe ask for it for a birthday or special occasion :)

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  3. I'm actually pretty jealous you have one of these. They're so beautiful and the cause is pretty close to my heart too. Still kicking myself I didn't apply to get one of the display poppies.

    Writer’s block and broken lenses

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    1. They have a lot of jewellery on their website, it's worth a look if you are after something in particular.

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  4. wow what a stunning necklace and I love that it is fro a cause too, i would certainly buy one of these

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    1. I love anything with flowers on, and this is a beautiful piece.

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  5. This is quite a nice necklace and the profits go to a good cause too x

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    1. It is a lovely necklace and it's great that the money goes to a good cause.

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  6. Oh seriously how beautiful is this necklace!! I really really like it and it's great to hear the profits go to such a worthy charity. Thanks so much for sharing

    Laura x

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  7. I love the fact that they have created such a pretty necklace and profits go to the charity. I would definitely by this as its a cause close to my heart

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  8. I'd love to buy this for my mum! Better get saving! xxxxx

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  9. what a pretty necklace and a great way to support a charity

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    1. Thanks for your comment Anne. It is a lovely necklace and a great way to support a charity as you say.

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  10. Those jewels look absolutely fantastic. If you want original jewels, you should check http://oggi-paris.com/

    Maggy

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    1. Thanks Brandon, I think it's a lovely necklace too.

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  12. It's a beautiful one! Love your blog!:)
    Brianet
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