Sometimes it's the little things that speak the loudest. Take postage stamps, for example—small pops of brilliant color that say so much about a culture and its history and traditions. This casually elegant necklace features an authentic "Scottish Lion" vintage postage stamp. Fresh and contemporary, the pendant also exudes a sense of time that recalls an ancient, iron-age past. Each necklace is a limited-edition, one-of-a-kind piece of loveliness. Not to mention a little bit of history.
• Made with an authentic vintage "Scottish Lion" postage stamp, preserved under a clear dome of UV-resistant resin
• Crafted in lead-free pewter plated with antique silver
• Pendant is 1.25" square
• Hangs on 18" textured cable chain with front toggle clasp
• Handcrafted by CelticBelle
• Made in the USA
Did You Know? The "Scottish Lion" stamp was first issued in 1999 by Great Britain's Royal Mail as part of the Country Definitives Issue. King William I, "The Lion" (1143-1214), adopted a heraldic device showing a rampant lion rearing up with three paws outstretched. This became the royal coat of arms in Scotland. Every stamp used in CelticBelle jewelry is genuine, never a photocopy. Each piece is unique, and stamps may vary in color. Most stamps are vintage and have postmarks or cancellation marks, adding to the charm and history of the finished jewelry.
About the Artist. Mary Lynn Maloney creates her casually elegant CelticBelle jewelry in her Pacific Northwest studio. She incorporates authentic postage stamps and coins from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, many of which she collects during her world travels. Her Irish heritage and longtime fascination with Celtic music, myth, history, and Irish pubs is the driving inspiration behind CelticBelle, blending artistic skill with a respect and affinity for all things Celtic.