Sweetheart Badges

With so many Australian soldiers departing for foreign shores and the uncertainty of their return, it is understandable how the tradition of giving a wife, sister, mother, and or sweetheart a precious memento would become popular among the troops.

Today we refer to these mementos in general as "sweetheart badges", but in reality these precious gifts could just as easily be a necklace, a ring, or even a hairpin and take many more forms than just solely badges. 

The desirability of these "sweethearts" is not just the metallic content but also the rarity of the design. With a vast range of patriotic and romantic styles chosen by our ANZAC diggers, shows us such an important and beautiful part of their story.

Rising Sun in the center of Australia in

Sterling Silver with gilt wash and an Australian

Army Service Corps colour patch

$235

Unusual variant of a handcrafted Rising Sun

in what appears to be a silver

$245

Another unusual variant of the Rising

Sun design. Great shape with 

quality enamel. Unknown maker

$225

A sterling marked horse shoe

with a gilt Rising Sun in the center

to wish a loved one luck

$225

 

Australian Rising Sun design

in a base metal with detailed enamel

scrolls in white and blue. Collar badge size

$185

Australian Rising Sun design

marked Sterling TLM with detailed enamel

scrolls in red and blue. Collar badge size

.

$225

 

Australian Rising Sun design

marked sterling silver with detailed 

enamel around the crown and scrolls

in red and blue. Collar badge size

 

$225

Australian Rising Sun design on

marked silver with detailed enamel

around the crown and

in the scrolls. Red with two

shades of blue in collar badge size.

$285

 

Australian Rising Sun design

marked Sterling TLM with detailed enamel

scrolls in red and blue. Collar badge size

$225

Australian Rising Sun design

marked sterling silver with detailed 

enamel around the crown and scrolls

in red and blue. Collar badge size

$225

 

Void Australian Rising Sun design

marked sterling with detailed enamel

scrolls in red and blue. Collar badge size

$225

Void Australian Rising Sun design

not marked but quality construction

with stones covering the Sun's ray

with the scrolls in blue enamel.

Collar badge size with safety chain

$225

Void Australian Rising Sun design

not marked but quality construction

with stones covering the Sun's ray

and scrolls in blue enamel.

Collar badge size with safety chain

$245

Void Australian Rising Sun design

marked sterling silver N2. A quality

construction with stones covering

the Sun's ray and the scrolls in grey enamel.

Collar badge size with safety chain

$225

Australian Rising Sun design

marked sterling silver. A quality

construction with stones covering

the Sun's ray with detailed 

enamel around the crown and scrolls

in red and blue. Collar badge size with chain

$245

Silver Australian Rising Sun design

imbedded in a white enamel background.

Hallmarked silver & maker marked what

appears to be "FRG", but hard to read

$285

 

Silver Australian Rising Sun design

imbedded in a tuqouse enamel background.

Hallmarked silver & maker marked what

appears to be "FRG", but hard to read

$285

Tortous shell shape with a Rising Sun

design imbedded on a black/brown

enamel background. Not

marked but appears to be silver

$275

 

Tortous shell shape with a Rising Sun

design in silver and red and blue enamel

 imbedded on a white enamel background.

Marked Sterling Silver

$275

 

WW1 Filigree Broach in the shape of a star

with a rising sun in the center of the coat

of arms. This is a classical style brought

back from the Middle East by returning

soldiers and given to a loved one.

Has a loop for a chain

$195

WW1 Filigree Bracelet with a rising sun

in the center of the coat of arms (facing)

and decorative designs around the sides.

Also in the style often brought back from the

Middle East by returning soldiers and

given to a loved one. Comes in rare fitted box

$295

 

Traditional Rising Sun design

marked 9 CT with detailed

enamel in its jewelers case

$265

Traditional Rising Sun design

marked 9 CT with detailed

enamel and safety

chain in its Australian Hardy Bros

fitted jewelers case

$265

 

Traditional Rising Sun design

marked 9 CT with detailed enamel 

in "GEO. P. HARRIS SCARFE & CO LTD"

jewelers Adelaide case

$265

Traditional Rising Sun design

marked 9 CT with

detailed enamel in its jewellers case

$265

Very rare Slouch hat on a 303 rifle

in gold with makers

and registration marks.

Usually only found in silver.

$675

Kangaroo standing on top of the phrase 

"I GO TO RETURN" inside a

blue enamel boomerang.

Marked Sterling & registration No with chain

$295

 

WW1 Six figure charm bracelet.

Charms are in the shape of various

allied soldiers. Each inner charm

is marked sterling silver with the two end

charms have movable arms that salute

$265