Victorian Sterling Etched "Faith, Hope & Charity" Charm
A lovely and meaningful charm from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This unique sterling silver piece is comprised of three individual charms, each one a symbol with a special meaning. The cross represents "faith", the anchor represents "hope", and the heart represents "charity". All three charms have a beautiful etched leaf and vine pattern on the surface, adding wonderful texture and depth to the design. The charms are connected to a sterling ring at the top, which could be hung from a chain, or added to a special charm bracelet. This sentimental Victorian piece has special significance and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The charm hangs approximately 1 1/8" in total length (including the connecting ring at the top). The silver cross and anchor both measure about 1" tall, 5/8" across at the widest point, and 1/16" thick. The puffy heart charm measures 5/8" tall, 1/2" wide, and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the charm is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to any of the three sterling charms, and the ring for hanging is secure and intact. A natural darkened patina rests within the grooves of the etched pattern, which is normal for antique silver jewelry and adds depth to the design.