Medieval Billon Coin Necklace
Smoky Quartz Gemstones
If your day is feeling a just a little bit boring, add some intrigue with this necklace. Featuring an alloy known as billon and smokey quartz, they are wrapped in silver wire as part of a silver necklace. The billon is a mix of silver and copper that looks almost mysterious when placed in between the gemstones. Dark and ominous are contrasted by the silver chain and the billon that makes you stop and think about what is inside of each and ever one of us.
History of the coins:
Before the Medieval period, the ratio of copper to silver in the billon was 60/40%. In the Medieval Period, that ratio had dropped to 2% silver before just becoming a wash of silver on a copper coin.