This necklace features a brass plated casting of a Victorian woman's hand. We named it Auxilium, which means lend a helping hand in Latin, making it a lovely gift for someone whose support you dearly appreciate.
Hands commonly symbolize emotion in art and design, whether shaking hands in friendship, holding hands in affection, or asking for a hand in marriage. Victoria-era buttons often portray disembodied hands as symbols of loyalty, strength, romance, and fidelity.
This hand clutches a ring holding a trio of charms, including a one-of-a-kind, Victorian-era antique button, a tiny locket, and a hand-wrapped freshwater pearl.
Every antique button is a one and only, chosen just for you, and so will not be identical to the image.
This necklace also features a sliding clasp that enables you to adjust its length to suit any neckline. You can wear it as a choker, as a long pendant, or anywhere in between.
In this piece:
Antique brass button, circa 1880-1900
Brass locket with glass pearl
Hand-wrapped freshwater pearl
Brass-plated pewter hand casting made today in the USA
Brass-plated fleur-de-lis setting cast today in Louisiana
Textured brass ring made today in the USA
Antiqued brass chain
The chain adjusts from a 15" choker to a 32" long pendant with a sliding clasp