One Cent Heart Pendant
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One Cent Heart Pendant

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Close to your heart.

Made from South Africa’s humblest coin, the 1 cent pendant features two sparrows in the shape of the beautiful continent of Africa and is a symbol of hope.

  • 45cm Sterling Silver Chain
  • Pendant size: 15mm (l) x 2mm (w)

Do you know the story of how the sparrows (known as a mossie in South Africa) landed on South Africa’s 1c coin?

The coin tells the story of the women & children survivors of concentration camps during the South African War who clung to hope and a Bible verse that inspired them to believe in their worth. One inhabitant of the camp was praying fervently for a sign to strengthen war-stricken women in the con­cen­tra­tion camp and the next day she opened her Bi­ble at Matthew 10:29-30:

“Are not two spar­rows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground …. Fear not, there­fore; you are of more value than many spar­rows”

Out of the blue, a little sparrow flew down and perched on her shoulder to the amazement of the women she was with and from then on, the mod­est mossie be­came their sym­bol of hope.

At the end of the war, the humble sparrow was embossed on South Africa’s humblest coin and would serve as a reminder of our worth & a symbol of hope. 


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