Pendants, Lockets & Chains

"Chers Souvenirs" Antique Silver Slide Pendant

$ 510.00 $ 600.00

They were known in the town as The Three Irish Beauties, but caring not for beauty, they knew themselves as three wild hearts entwined in friendship. The girls were inseparable when they were young: cartwheeling in the sun, singing silly rhymes, dreaming grand futures for each other. Yet a day would come when life would take them on different journeys. How best to remember each other than this sentimental, yet whimsical, medallion chosen with care from the shop in the city, with sliding silver plates on which to engrave words of blessing and friendship.

Well, one could make up any number of romantic stories to attach to this charming silver prayer pendant! Made of five silver rectangular plates that slide open, fan-like, to reveal heartfelt inscriptions. The front plate reads “CHERS SOUVENIRS” and is festooned with a floral design and a green shamrock. The next three plates are inscribed in beautiful handwriting: “Where’er thou are blessings be shed upon thine inmost heart. Nora.”; “Little Mary Beatrice swears eternal friendship to Agnes Sybil.”; and “Help yoursel’ and dinna be blate. Beatrice.” The fifth plate is blank except for the floral design around the edges. This curious pendant is of unknown origin. It weighs.8.2 grams and measures 32mm long, 17.5mm wide (closed), and 4.7mm thick. This beauty dates to about 1880.

Such devotion! Wear this memento of days gone by, or gift it to a cherished friend. May the spirit of The Three Irish Beauties bless you and all your friendships.

I offer free layaway on most items purchased for full retail price, please inquire if you are interested in setting up a layaway. We ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.

I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!

ITEM ID: PT1021035V

Be the first to know...

Be like the cool kids and subscribe to our newsletter for the latest finds and exclusive deals!