Just want to thank you Chris, I received my Penny Ring today, and am so pleased with the way it looks and the fit is perfect.
I was born and raised in Que Que and you even managed to find a Penny from my birth year. ( which we will keep a secrect )...
Am so happy with it, and that's why I will be ordering a sterling silver one as well.
It's a lovely memento.
Regards, Ina Koster
Chris the ring arrived today and I am just so thrilled with it. The jeweler sized my finger for me and it is a bit big for that finger but fits the middle finger just fine and I just love being able to look down and see Southern Rhodesia, I am glad that I decided on the sterling silver as my other rings are sterling silver. I was born in Salisbury and after much persistence have managed to get Salisbury on my passport as my place of birth, not Harare, and although I carefully print Southern Rhodesia it still comes back Zim, guess I cannot win them all. Just need to double check that all the postage was paid for. Thanks again Margaret (Canada)
Thanks for the copper penny ring which arrived this morning, I'm well satisfied. Thanks. Regards Tom (Swindon UK)
Hiya!! Thank you so much for the ring, it is splendid and absulutely beautiful, I shall treasure it for ever, being a penny from rhodesia, cant wait to show it off to scottish branch for our next braai, may take orders for you hey!!
It looks like I have not been able to find those other pennies, I am hoping they may still turn up, kids have reminded me that I may have put a bag of them on the raffle table on braais we have up in edinburgh for scottish branch! Hope you were not relying on them too much and those I gave you are enough to keep you going for now. If they appear back on the table I will watch for them.
Take care and thanks again chris, you are very good and know what you are doing I can see the skills x x x x
(Annan, Dumfries and Galloway)
Just received my sterling silver ring today - it is beautiful and will hopefully become a family heirloom eventually! Thanks and I hope that you do really well with this venture.
Regards from sunny Queensland
Hi Chris, got the rings..wow, they are beautifull...thank you so very much...hopefully when my daughter visits me on Sunday she will take a photo of the rings and will probably download them on FB...very pretty indeed. You certainly have done an excellent job! I wish you every success! :)) Margie xxxx
Chris Goldswain just want to say thanks once again, I received the silver penny ring, now I can choose copper or the silver to wear. lol I was wondering Chris do you make pendants as well out of the pennies?
I received my "penny" ring last week and would like to thank you very much for all the trouble you went to, to get it to my friend in the UK in time for her to bring it back to Hermanus for me. I am so thrilled with it and the fit is perfect. What a special way to remember the good old days in Rhodesia.
Hey Chris I have received my Beautiful silver ring and absolutely love it . As Ray said I would love to order one in copper for my friend , date 1956 , but just can't afford the very expensive postage . Is ther any way we can get it to her cheaper ? Thanks again for mine , I will treasure it for ever x
You are a star Chris! Thank you sooo much.
Ring is now firmly ensconsed on a very happy husbands finger- it is fabulous. Thank you so much.
Received my rings yesterday, absolutely delighted with them!!!
Thank you so much
Howick South Africa
Many thanks Chris
Arrived safe and sound. It’s perfect
King's Lynn, Norfolk
Thanks for our rings. As you saw when we collected them, my mum was delighted with her copper one and I love my silver one. Something to be admired and treasured for a long time to come.
Hi Chris...your rings are truely magnificent...I have not removed my ring yet...no black marks on my finger..still in excellent shape considering I do a lot of washing by hand...I have not forgotten to take a photo...it will have to wait until I get home end of this month.
Arrived today, beautiful, many thanks, Will dig my pennies out and ask you to do something else!!!!!
Hi Chris, Thrilled that ring arrived this morning ~~~really quick!!!!
I did try to upload photo but it just would not go through. Will try again now that I am home.
Thank you very much!!
My beautiful ring made by the talented Chris Goldswain, the perfect gift. Check out his website for Rhodesian rings made from pennies
Chris it got here today and is beautiful!! Thanks so much fits great! Xx
It's here. Beautiful xx thanks so much. Love love it xxx Not putting pic on fb as I am going to order another for someone for her birthday and don't want her to see it xxx I'll get her size and contact you Its beautiful xxx
Chris yes it did arrive and my friend was delighted thank you , I LOVE mine xx I got silver and my friend 's was copper - they are both lovely , wish I could afford to send one to every friend who is away from home xx
Just got back from a week in Cyprus to find my ring, what a lovely thing. You are very clever. I hope that you do really well with your business. No loud bangs yet, guess you have not tried to make the bottle opener yet, or you have succeeded without incident.
I got my ring well happy. I will say they are great! Well worth the money in fact too cheap. Great ring for any Rhodesian will be buying more, Thank you once again they are beautiful rings and so well made Regards Ian
Here are my beautiful Rhodie rings I promised to show you all. Made from Rhodesian pennies, by Chris Goldswain. You are so clever Chris...thanks so much!!!
Got the ring today, I love it! Its really lovely, am gonna get my ring size and order another one for me!!!!
Love my Rhode ring, many thanks!
Just wanted to say thank you for sending me my ring - I will be wearing with pride, it’s lovely.
Many thanks for the lovely rings which were here when l got home from the hospital, can l be a pest and order another ring same year 1943, stirling silver, in a size M. Will nip down to the postbox now with the cheque for £27.
With thanks, see you at JB13.
Howdy Chris, Just to let you know that I received the penny rings - they are beyond my expectations. I know thank you is a simple word, but to me it has significant emotions, so I need to say a BIG THANK YOU.
Hey Chris. I gave one of the rings you made for me to my son, Peter, yesterday whilst we were celebrating his son's second birthday. Peter was very emotional about the ring and his smile was priceless. He told his son that one day he would inherit the ring and he himself must pass it down to his son. He said by doing this, Rhodesian will never die. I was extremely proud of that statement and thank you again for allowing people like me to get untold pleasure from the brilliance of your craftsmanship.
Pete did receive his ring Chris and I can't tell you how happy he was , he has a love of our Motherland like me . I want to order a nyaminyami as soo as I have the bucks , would also love one of your new ticky rings . Will let you know when I am ready xx
Pse let me have details of how to order. Thanks xx
You can order through this website or send me an email to email@example.com
Chris ....Ahhhh Man!!! I have just got home, went to the post box and there in side was a small sized brown packet...I am well chuffed with the ring and it just makes me feel lovely inside and i feel connected to Rhodesia and our people.. Weird but true... Thanks you thank you Chris ...I am going to talk about the ring on face book as i am sure once my Rhodie friends see it.. they too are going to want to purchase from you and i will post a photo with ring on my hand ... at moment can't as camera flat on my phone so just charging it up...Thank u so much so thrilled ... xxx
The ring arrived in perfect time - thank you so much for racing the order through for me! It fitted and my mom loves it, so thank you very much.
Many thanks, Sherry
I have just seen one of your beautiful rings on face book, and also your email address.
I would love to know the details, and would be most grateful for any info you could send! I had my daughter in mind, we are Rhodesians of course!
Tanks for yourinterest! :) I have sent you an email reply from firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Chris, it has arrived , looks so good!
Many many thanks, I shall wear it with pride! X
Howsit Chris - just a short note to say tatenda muchly for the ring - its superb - I LOVE it - and I am not a jewellery person! Kat
Chris please would you be able to make me a special - a half-penny ring or pendant. I was born and lived in Bulawayo. When I was 2 years old (and believe it or not I remember the day so vividly -probably because it was so significant to me) I nearly died as I swallowed a half penny and it lodged in my oesophagus. My mother rushed me to the Mater Dei where they examined me - found nothing - and they told her to take me home - give me some supper and put me to bed. She REFUSED - she said she would NOT MOVE until they took and X Ray. Once they did and they saw the coin - there were big shennanigans while they rushed around to do the emergency op to remove the half penny. Wonder what ever happened to it. It was the kind of thing my Mum would have KEPT for posterity. I have always known - if she had fed me and put me to bed I would not be writing this email - and always been convinced - that it was the hole in the half penny that kept me breathing.
our wedding bands came today and i am blown away!!!
They are truly amazing - what a talent Chris Goldswain is..
a true master - thank you so much.
Tyne and Weir UK
Hi Chris - got the ring today...its gorgeous! Mom will be thrilled xxx
The rings are wonderful . . could'nt be happier . . and I will spread the word as best I can. This is a great product and a cherished piece of our history. Thanks for going above and beyond in every respect.
Hopefully I will be back for repeat business soon. They are incredible, meaningful gifts too.
All the best - Murray Kruger
Chuffed to bits with my hand made ring made out of Rhodesia coin - thank you Chris Goldswain !!
Hi Chris I received my pendant and it is beautiful, thanks very much! :)
Got my ring, perfect fit. Very sentimental thing to have.
Hi Again, It is impossible for me to go to a jeweller. My job gets in the way. Also, I live far from any jeweller. I know I have a ring sizer somewhere in the house, if I can only find it. If not, I will have to ask for you to send one.
The reason I am requesting 1939, is because it was the year my late, best friend was born. He was born in Gwelo. He left for SA in 1980. He lived out the rest of his life about one hours drive north of Durban. So, I will always wear it in remembrance of him. We were closer than brothers.
Thanks Chris, I am glad I found your rings !
All The Best,
Just received the rings today and a great thank you Chris for such a lovely a lovely work of art and they will be treasured. Ian
Tyne and Wear UK
I would like to thank you for my tickey earrings that I received today. I am very pleased with them. They are beautiful and very special. Thank you. Deirdre
Plumpton NSW Australia
Just curious as to when you will have my ring completed?
Have a great Christmas.
I sent you a message on FB asking which year you'd prefer as you suggested two dates for which pennies weren't actually made. I'll look into it when I get home this evening and resend. If I get your reply today/tomorrow then I can make the ring this weekend and post first class on Monday.
A good Christmas and New Year to you and your family too! :)
Just received the Flamelily cufflinks and absolutely LOVE them - you are truly talented Mr Goldswain - what a lovely gift they going to make - a true reminder of Rhodesia and will be treasured...Thanks Loretta Archer
Chris, my ring arrived in the mail today and I am absolutely thrilled with it. You have done an amazing job and I will treasure it forever. I have been on to your website again and want to order a necklace next - someone has to keep you in business!!
All the best for 2014
Liz - Cashmere, Queenslan, Australia
The Tickey ring just arrived and I love it, she will too. I was do glad to see the date on the Tickey...1962, she was born in 61!!! That makes it even more special.
Thanks again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!!!
Cedar park, Tx USA
Thank you very much.
I have received both rings & I am very pleased.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas & best wishes for 2014.
Ring arrived yesterday, many thanks. Fits just fine and looks great.
Hi Chris, WOW, I am absolutely delighted with the ring. Had to 'phone SA today to tell my sister in law how beautiful it was. She cannot wait for April. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much. Jen xxxxx
Hello Chris, just to let you know that the penny necklace has arrived and once again you have done a fantastic job - I absolutely love it. Thanks again
All the best
Just a quick line to let you know the rings arrived safely, and they are GREAT, we are both wearing them with Pride!
Do you make rings from other coins, as I have alot of friends from SA that I’m sure with they see this will want some?
Chris - thank you! The cufflinks and Nyami-nyami you made for us are beautiful! We'll treasure them...
My Bulawayo Penny Pendant and Chain arrived today. Both of good quality and a wonderful reminder of where I grew up. Engraved on the back is Bulawayo Reunion 2014 - an awesome keepsake.
Thanks Chris !!!
What a wonderful surprise today in the post. A beautiful Africa pendant and chain. A pressie from Chris Goldswain. How lovely thanks so much xxxxxxx. What a super surprise xxxxxxx
Got my lovely wife an Africa pendant and chain a few weeks back and she was over the moon with it.....Really nice piece. :-))
Just to let you know that I received the two rings and am very pleased. You have great talent and would recommend your work to any of our Rhodesian friends or family.
Best wishes for success and regards
Hi Chris - just to let you know the rings arrived today - they look great! Perfect timing as I am seeing Mark tomorrow !!! Sure he will really like them!!
My Zimbabwe bird pendant just arrived...its beautiful! Thank-you. Very special indeed, a little silvery piece of home to treasure.
Will spread the word among the displaced Africans :)
Chris – my items arrived at the start of the week in good order. Thank you so much!
Palmerston North New Zealand
My ring arrived today and I'm absolutely delighted. Your idea of using the half penny was brilliant because I have very fine fingers and find it difficult to get rings to fit. I feel privileged to have a piece of jewellery that has been so carefully crafted and is completely unique.
Hi Chris :-)
Just a little note to say baie dankie: all my Rhodie Rings jewellery arrived today - and I love it!
I've been wearing the ring all day already, just need to find a chain for the necklace (I have a spare somewhere) and then my SA birdies will get shown off... And I'll keep the tickey earrings for special occasions :-)
Now I'm just dying to show off to my family 0;)
Thanks so much for the beautiful flame lilies and hope to meet you in person at Zamfest.
Thank you so much for my beautiful ring. I don't know what I have done to deserve it but I love it. Such an unusual way to turn a coin into a ring as well as being very tasteful and understated. The size was just right by the way.
I did not know that you were a man of so many talents and a silversmith as well.
How did you get the engravings on the inside as well as on the outside?
What denomination was the original coin?
How do I keep the ring looking so good without rubbing off the engravings, although they must be pretty hardy to have survived in that condition since 1948.
Thanks a stack!
The ring and pendant arrived safely. Love them both thank you so much. I will most likely be ordering more from you soon. Thanks again.
Hi Chris. My pendant arrived yesterday and it is just what I wanted. I love it!! Thank you so much. Tracey
Just to let you know that the silver Zimbird pendant and chain arrived safely - am well chuffed with them - thanks very much !!!
Hello Chris. The ring arrived safely today and my wife and I are very satisfied with it. Thank you so much for an excellent repair. Sincere regards. Ron Sindle.
Good evening Chris I have received my Rhodesian Tickey ring and am very pleased with your work as well as the quality of the product. I wanted to ask you if you were able to do a small job for me that is if you do this type of work, I have a silver medal which I want the name removed on the back so that it is left blank would it be possible to do this and and could you give an estimated cost?
Hello again Chris. Just to let you know that my wife's ring arrived safely today and that she is very pleased with it. Also, when my daughter saw how neatly it had all been done, the two rings, she asked me to ask you if you could do a repair to one of hers.It is a dress ring with a setting of small diamonds and sapphires. Part of the setting that holds a sapphire has broken off and needs to be rejoined to the main setting. If this could be done Chris, I was wondering if at the time of rejoining the setting for the sapphire they, the settings, could be strengthened in some way.Looking forward to your reply. Regards. Ron
I'm glad you're both happy with the engagement ring. :)
Regarding your daughter's ring, I would need to see it to be able to judge. If she is happy to send it to me then I will certainly have a look and give a quote and see what could be done to strengthen it. Please ask her to email me if she does send it so that I know to expect it.
Thank you for my order it arrived today. Looks wonderful,
So glad it arrived and that you like it! I hope your presents at Christmas are well received! :)
Thanks again for your support!
I ordered tickey cuff links for myself and Africa Earrings for my wife. We're both really happy. Having seen how they are made makes them even more special. Great work Chris.
Hi Ian - thanks... I am glad you like them! Pity one cufflink broke!! I have made another pair and will post tomorrow morning by first class! They should be with you in about 7 working days! :)
I love your jewellery - so unique!I had a tickey bracelet from Rhodesia which I was given as a farewell gift, but was stolen.
Would be nice to have one of your ringsizers.
Pretoria South Africa
Hi Jean - Thank you for your kind words! :) Please complete the form on the home page and I'll send you sizer.
I received the pendant today, just delighted thanks so much for your help.
Kind regards Monica
Hi Chris my UK pendant has arrived x it's beautiful thank you so much x
Chris. Just to let you know the ring arrive safely yesterday. My daughter is very pleased with it so, this is to thank you for a very nice job. Also, very glad we found you on FB as I had been wondering where I would find someone to do the work on the rings for me.Thank you, and best wishes for the future. Sincerely. Ron Sindle.
I received my ring today. Thank you its lovely.
Thank you! They're gorgeous! Meant to drop you a note last night!
My brother will be very happy with his... When he gets it! He does not know about it yet.
Excellent service and great product! Thanks again.
ex Gwelo now in Norwich UK
Chris - I am so sorry - I meant to write before and say thank you. I really have been busy and it slipped my mind!
The rings arrived and they are great, Many thanks!
I received the order on Saturday.
I'm very happy with everything. You do great work.
Have a prosperous and happy holiday season
Jeremy - Hollywood Florida
The charm was delivered today so not sure what went on with the tracking. It's beautiful - thank you so much. Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the new year.
Happy New Year.
I meant to tell you earlier thanks for my lekker cufflinks I love them. Great to have some Rhodesian history to hand.
Hope you had a good Christmas!
Tim East Anglia
My Africa earrings and ticky earrings arrived today and they are amazing. Can recommend to you all. I am chuffed to bits.
Hi Chris, Thank you so much, I received my Flame Lilly pin today and it's lovely.. Have a great weekend, and we look forward to seeing you at the Zambezi Fest in August. Cheery-bye, Jen
Hello Chris, Believe it or not i have eventually got my ring through the RSA post. Thanks very much , you did a fantastic job. Cheers Guy
Margate, South Africa
The rings arrived today and I just wanted to say the hugest thank you! they are absolutely lovely and I am so happy with them and I'm sure my mum will love it.
Thanks again and I will definitely be in touch if I need anything else!
Thanks again :-)
Chris what an unexpected surprise, I didn't expect a free ring but am wearing it with proud..( it pays to be first customer hey? haha)
Thanks once again..
It's arrived!! Thank-you SO much - I LOVE it and I know my Mum will too..... you are very talented and I wish you well. Will spread the word!
thank you for your prompt response to my order for a Nyaminyami pendant.
I am very pleased with it.
It replaces a plated version my son gave me which has become worn.
I notice you also do antique repairs.
Would you be able to repair an antique ornament in Britannia metal?
If so I will send you some photos of an ornamental ink pot belonging to my mother which she would very much like repaired.
Thanks Chris for the lovely silver ring. I love it.
Thanks for my ring, received yesterday. Looks GREAT and fits fine. Steve (Lizard) Lehman is visiting me from the States and showed a keen interest. I gave him your card as I already have your e mail address. He may contact you later about a ring for himself or his wife. He says he has a load of Rhodesian pennies as well. Remembers you from Hamilton too. Thanks again.
Hi Chris. So delighted with my beautiful Rhodie ring. Can't believe the tickey is as old as me! Thank you very much for this lovely piece of jewellery that I will wear with pride. Kind regards, Flo
Can't thank you enough for the ring
It is beautiful and fits perfectly.
Hi Chris I got my ring as soon as I arrived home & I am very pleased as it is absolutely stunning, fits perfectly & it looks really good on my finger. Once again many thanks for all your help & regards to Patsy. Cheers my buddy
Hi Chris, ring arrived this morning. Its absolutely lovely, thank you so much
Hi Chris, my elephant hair style bracelet has arrived. It is beautiful and well made. I am delighted with it. Sadly, as it is a Christmas present from my daughter I'm not allowed to wear it until then! Thank you. Regards, Flo
I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read!!!
Hi Chris. Just a small little note to say thank you so much for my parcel I received today. I am totally blown away by your craftsmanship and perfection. I cannot post a picture as it will spoil the surprise, but I encourage all ex Rhodesians to go to your website and purchase some history as well as memories that will last a lifetime, and is something we can pass onto future generations. Thank you for also including a wonderful extra little surprise!! I'm blown away! ❤️
Thank you for the items that I recently ordered.
They are perfect and your craftsmanship and attention to detail is evident.
Just out of curiosity, is it possible to make the elephant hair style bangle out of copper? If you could I would most certainly buy 3 off you.
Thank you and I am already preparing another order.
Hi Adam - I must apologise for the late reply! I have only just seen your message. Yes I certainly can make them from copper or a variety of other types of wire. I am currently experimenting with making them from artificial elephant hair too! :)
Hi will be in UK next week and am interested in 1 x Zimbabwe Bird Pendant and 1 X Nyaminyani River God 43mm Long
Do you have stock would like to order if you have for delivery in the UK next week
My apologies for the late reply. I am away in Luxembourg at present, back in the UK tomorrow. I can supply the items you want but I fear that I have missed you. Please email me on email@example.com and I will advise availability and postage options.
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