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…Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…and a Sixpence for her Shoe!” Did you know that’s how the phrase actually goes? During the early 1600′s it was customary for the Lord of the Manor to give his bride a piece of silver as a wedding gift. This was symbolically represented by a sixpence coin. It later became a tradition to include a sixpence in the dowry that was given by the bride’s family to the groom. That tradition of the sixpence as a symbol of good luck continues today.
Today, the mother, sister, bridesmaid, or virtually anyone else can give the bride a sixpence as a lovely wedding gift, to tape surreptitiously into her shoe. Silver Sixpence offers coins that are guaranteed to be at least 100+ years old. It’s a special gift that makes memories!