The history of Mizpah is steeped in tradition and goes as far back as the old testament to Genesis where it translates to, “May the Lord look after me and thee when we are absent from one another” and was given to someone wishing them a safe return/passage back.
The lovely thing about Mizpah jewellery is that it is not actually religious and was not for good fortune or luck as many early talismans were, rather it was simply wishing someone a safe return. Mizpah jewellery was also often given to soldiers when they went off to war such as the Boer war and World War One.
And here we have a very elegant antique Mizpah bangle made in sterling silver with the most beautiful font spelling the word, “Mizpah”.
The bangle itself would have been made around the late 19th to early 20th century and has been engraved inside, “Doreen from Mummie 25-2-49“.
Measuring 17.3mm wide, the bangle is hinged and sits so nice and close to the wrist making it so easy to wear all the time.
Mizpah jewellery is so unique and special, and we rarely ever get Mizpah bracelets or bangles and the font on this bangle is so enchanting as is the history behind it.
This is really a very unique and special bangle for anyone who loves antique jewellery and Mizpah jewellery alike and will always make a wonderful talking point, and being both hinged and made in sterling silver makes this an antique bangle to wear day or night time with ease.