This One Shekel coin pendant features the Lily (fleur-de-lis), a symbol used by monarchies throughout the generations. The lily appeared on coins minted by Jews who returned from the Babylonian exile to the Holy Land over 2,500 years ago. Using a brand new never used One Shekel coin, a skilled craftsman meticulously cut around the lily enhancing the coin and turneed it into a beautiful coin creation.
The Cut Coin Jewelry Collection are stunning coin creations using real Israeli Shekel coins. Every detail of these crafted coins is truly hand cut using no cutting machines or lasers of any kind. Each piece is a work of art -a stunning coin creation! Wear the history of the holiest country in the world. Truly a timeless and beautiful gift that will last and be cherished forever!
With your purchase, you will receive the following with each pendant:
- Neck Chain 59 Centimeter (23 Inch) sparkling rhodium plated “cobra” style.
- Beautiful black velvet gift box so your pendant is ready for gift giving.
- Polishing cloth to keep your coin pendant clean and shiny.
- Product of Israel
The new shekel, like all coins in use today, has been in use since 1985. But the history of the shekel is much older. The shekel first came to be used 5,000 years ago and was a coin and unit of weight in the Akkadian empire. In Hebrew there is similarity between the words shekel and mishkal (weight).
On the other side of the shekel is an illustration of a lily (fleur-de-lis). It is known as a symbol used by European monarchies but has its roots in much older eastern cultures. 2,500 years ago the Persians allowed the Jews to return to the Land of Israel 70 years after they had been expelled by the Babylonians. The Jews were allowed to have autonomy and mint coins. On the coins they minted there was an illustration of a fleur-de-lis and next to it was written ‘Yahd’ in ancient Hebrew writing. You can see it on the new Israeli shekel.
Diameter: 18 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Wieght: 3.5 grams