ROCK HILL, S.C. (Amanda Harris//The Rock Hill Herald) – A seashell, an airplane, a Ferris wheel, a basketball, a skate, and a book are some of the charms that hang from a bracelet that traveled across the seas.
Susan Jones, who lives in North Queensland, Australia, bought a bracelet on eBay, she told The Herald in a message. The bracelet was sold through Australia-based Harrington and Company, a buy, sell and trade store with an emphasis on vintage items.
Jones said she was interested in the charm of an ax with a turquoise stone blade. The bracelet also has a charm with the initials J.S., which Jones said are her daughter’s initials.
The bracelet was tarnished when Jones purchased it. After cleaning the bracelet, Jones found a charm with possible Rock Hill ties.
One of the charms reads “Rock Hill 1956” on one side and “Debutante C.J.” on the other. The basketball charm reads “C.J. Champ 1952.”
Another charm says “Scott 10-04-64.”
“Pretty amazing if this bracelet has made it all the way from Rock Hill to Townsville Qld Australia,” Jones wrote in the message.