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14k earrings set with centuries old Spanish coin and two diamonds.
Denomination: 1/2 Real
Date: 16 -18th Century Region: New World Mint: Potosi
This beautiful silver coin was apart of the treasure of the new world being shipped home to Spain. A delay in getting the coins from the mint in Potosi prevented the Santa Maria De La Consolacion from sailing with the rest of the Armada from Callao, Chile. Spanish Conquistadors and Missionaries flocked to the Americas in search of wealth or in hopes of spreading the Gospel in the New World. Most of the mineral wealth they could gather was melted and turned into coins, which were struck, loaded onto ships, and sent across the Atlantic Ocean to the King of Spain. Because of the haste from mine to mint, to shipping, and the crudity of the technology of the times, the detail of the coins is rarely clear.
These historic coins are known to Collectors as “cobs” and the abbreviation of the Spanish term for “Cabo De Berra” meaning cut from the end of the bar. Although the full details is rarely clear because of the ragged shape, the front features a cross, that ranges from a plain cross to one with bars on the end, known as a “Jerusalem Cross.” The reverse depicts the crest of either the Hapsburgs or the Bourbons, powerful European families who ruled in Spain.
Jewelry Maintenance:1. Avoid chemicals. Do not wear to hot tubs or sea. 2. To clean use a silver cloth on gold. Absolutely NO JEWELRY CLEANERS!3. Best preserved in ziplock bag when not worn.
The jewelry made in the US.The piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity of the Coin.Workmanship is guaranteed. RETURNS: 2 weeks no questions asked. Time counts from the time you receive the item to the time you ship it back.