Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Lucky Sixpence Double Coin Necklace Review By Natural Amber Jewellery

I have to admit I have a lovely collection of jewellery, and I am just drawn to shiny things, so when Natural Amber Jewellery asked if I wanted to review an item from their website I was delighted to oblige.

Natural Amber Jewellery sell a range of unique amber pieces teething necklaces and bracelets and their beautiful lucky sixpence double coin necklace. As a person who likes entering competitions the sixpence necklace really appealed to me so I was looking forward to seeing it on.

You may have seen this style of necklace worn by Holly Willoughby who made it popular and since then a number of celebrities such as Alex Jones, Denise Van Outen and Michelle Keegan have been spotted wearing one. 

When the item arrived it was sweetly packaged with a silver ribbon tied in a bow. Simple and classically presented.

When I opened the box I was delighted with the necklace. As you can see below the double coin necklace was displayed perfectly. 

Two British sixpence coins are set next to each other and attached so they are at the centrepiece of the 18 inch necklace. The coins sit on a silver curb chain. This style of chain is well known as being strong and sturdy and I personally feel is a good choice for the coin necklace.

As you can see on the necklace above, the design is different front and back so you can ring the changes depending on how you feel.
Great care is taken to create these necklaces. Each coin is selected by hand and two soldered loops are added either side. The necklace is then hand polished so it shines and any minor scratches are removed. The coins are then plated to keep the finish and polished yet again.

The history of the sixpence coin and why it is considered lucky
There are many reasons behind why the sixpence coin is considered lucky. One reason is that is replaced the threepence in a Christmas pudding in 1551. To find a sixpence was considered extremely lucky in your pudding on Christmas day as at that time it was worth a day's work for those that were poor.
Another reason why a sixpence is considered lucky is that during the Second World War, the Royal Air Force  had the sixpence coins sewn into their wings on their uniform for good luck during their flights.
The most well-known reason why a sixpence is considered lucky is the rhyme , "“something old something new something borrowed something blue and a sixpence in her shoe”. So in days gone by putting a sixpence coin in a bride’s shoe was intended as a symbol of her future financial security and wealth. Today a sixpence is still considered a sign of good luck, health, wealth and happiness.

I am delighted with my necklace and will be wearing it on a regular basis. If you like this necklace you can buy it from Natural Amber Jewellery priced at £94.99.
Let me know what you think. Do you have any lucky jewellery or a lucky charm?


  1. What a beautiful necklace. I love the history behind the sixpence too :)

    1. Yes I love the meaning behind the necklace.

  2. I have a similar necklace. This looks very beautiful.

  3. That's such a pretty and unique necklace and even the box looks so nice!!!

    Danielle | <3

    1. Simple things like the bow adds to the presentation.

  4. That's a lovely necklace. I've never seen one like it before!

  5. Wow, what a lovely necklace and what a great idea! My Nan has a sixpence she keeps in her bag for good luck! :) This would make such a lovely gift. xx

    1. It would make a great gift you are right :)

  6. Oooh I really love the idea of this - have never seen a necklace like this, very unique. Would make a great gift

    Laura x


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