Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame, “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
in 1865, inspired by the American Civil War, two Frenchmen devised a plan to build a monument celebrating the two countries' shared desire for freedom. France would go on to its own war, putting off the construction of the Statue of Liberty until 1871. The first portion - Lady Liberty's torch bearing arm - was completed in 1876 to great excitement and was displayed in 1876 at Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and again in Madison Square Park, Manhattan from 1876 – 1882. In what may have been the earliest instance of crowdsourcing, the funds needed to build the pedestal were raised with 120,000 people contributing, most of whom who paid less than a dollar. When the statue was finally opened to the public in 1886, 21 years after it was conceived, New York celebrated with the first of many ticker tape parades.
It's no surprise that the era of love tokens produced a tribute to this most iconic monument to freedom and the promise of starting over. Cast from an original love token, this charm features a stylized silhouette of Lady Liberty, a perfect addition to the necklace or charm bracelet of your favorite New Yorker. A blank back holds the metal purity mark, with enough room for you to engrave your pendant to add further sentiment to this adorable piece.
The pendant measures 16.5 MM across, and 30 MM long, including the openable diamond bale. Pendants are made to order; please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.