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

A WW2 rising sun broach

complete with colour patch for the

Service Corps. Marked 9 CT.

$235

 

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

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 in its jewellers case

$265

Traditional Rising Sun design

marked 9 CT with detailed enamel 

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

jewelers Adelaide case

$265

Kangaroo standing on top of the phrase 

"I GO TO RETURN" inside a

blue enamel boomerang.

Marked Sterling & registration No with chain

$295