In Finland, an old courtship ritual involved a girl of marriageable age wearing an empty sheath on her girdle (belt) in which interested male suitors would place a knife.  Returning it meant "no thanks" but if she kept the blade then she agreed to marriage.  


oxidized sterling silver & 14k dagger with three turquoise stones (shown)
16" cable chain
other stones available upon request
dagger approx 1" x 1/4"



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