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The use of "coin" shaped beads - both the turquoise and the dyed freshwater pearls - implied currency. Spanish "pieces of eight" may be the stuff of high sea adventure and treasure, but their abundance in the American Colonies and Caribbean resulted from a far more practical reason: a lack of British coins. Great Britain had few sources of precious metals, and most British currency remained in Britain and the Colonies traded with foreign currency. The copper wire features add interest and whimsy to a colorful and casual necklace. Necklace is secured with copper hook & eye clasp. Cost: $52.00 USD
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