In the 1800′s a really sweet way people would show their emotions for one another was by wearing love tokens. They were created on coins where one side was a normal coin and the other was smoothed and composed of an engraving. The engraving might be a name, initials of a couple, sometimes a picture. People would wear them around their necks to declare their love for each other. It was a very romantic gesture and I still wish people made them today. I am on a mission now to find a vintage love token with either a CL for Lauren and Craig, a C, a V for our last name Vitello, or a romantic drawing. I have been doing some browsing on Ebay. Here is what I found.
love the illustration in this one
love the little house etching. Perfect for the first home you move into with your loved one
half a love token, reminds me of the best friends necklaces
I like the ones with the full name and a little picture the most.