Since ancient times, currency in the form of coins have been repurposed as adornments. Often depicting artful symbols of strength such as animals and leaders or images of revered gods and goddesses, coins were well-suited as talismanic jewelry. Coins as jewelry also served a practical purpose for nomadic groups, such as gypsies, who fashioned their coins as richly layered necklaces not only for decoration but as a way to transport their wealth.
We’re particularly enchanted by the soulfulness of vintage gold coins from India. Richly textured and ornate, many of the coins feature images of Hindu gods and goddesses such as Lakshmi who symbolizes both material and spiritual wealth. Worn today, vintage coin necklaces impart a modern bohemian vibe that complements all styles.