Hammered sterling silver wishbone charm, wrought with the fine hand of the artist shown in the work. A perfect keepsake of good fortune coming just around the corner!
This is a family piece so I can say with confidence that it dates from the 1930s or before, but the practice of making a wish on this bone is much older than that. Ancient Romans believed that chicken bones held the power of good fortune. When two people pulled apart a wishbone, the person left with the larger piece got the good luck, or a wish granted.
This silver wishbone charm measures .75 inches long (20 mm) and the unmarked sterling silver weighs 1 gram. It was polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
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Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Charms are properly installed when the jump ring is soldered closed. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many treasures available in my shop! Purchases from the WhyteWing website benefit The Trevor Project, but if you are more comfortable shopping through a platform like Etsy, this artisan wishbone is listed in my shop there as well.