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"1773" Boston Tea Party Bracelet — Made by hand in New England

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Our original "1773" Boston Tea Party design for hard core history lovers, in a pewter medallion with a wire-wrapped bracelet. Made by hand in New England. 

"Absolutely amazing!! I love my bracelet!!

Very well made and perfect in every way." — Grace M.

Our bracelet has a nickel silver finish of mixed metals. It is not plated.  Instead, a lacquer coating is baked on over the metal.  Care instructions are included. 

In one size (7.5" bracelet with 7/8" medallion) and color (silver), with a hook and latch closure. 

Comes in a beautiful box and includes a small card with an historical account of the event along with a "1773" sticker.

This will be unique gift that will hold special meaning to anyone who loves history and the Revolutionary spirit and ideals that led to the founding of our nation.

Our original design is also available in a crew neck shirt  and a sticker.  Read more about the historic event behind the design below.


Historic Event Behind the Design

We asked our Facebook community to explain the history behind the design: 

"The Tea Act of 1773 gave the British East India Company a monopoly on tea sales in America.

On evening of December 16th, 1773, Bostonians, following the lead of the Sons of Liberty and disguised as Narragansett or Mohawk Indians (sources disagree), boarded three ships and destroyed 342 chests of East India Company tea, which they dumped in the harbor.

The destruction of the tea was the final straw for Parliament and led to the Intolerable Acts of 1774. These closed the port of Boston, instituted a military government, quartered troops among the population, and allowed all British officials charged with a crime to stand trial in Great Britain instead of the Colonies.

Many years later George Hewes, a 31–year–old shoemaker and participant, recalled "We then were ordered by our commander to open the hatches and take out all the chests of tea and throw them overboard. And we immediately proceeded to execute his orders, first cutting and splitting the chests with our tomahawks, so as thoroughly to expose them to the effects of the water."

Thanks to Chuck Burks, Nicole René Shults, Dennis Conley, Janet Raychouni, and Kevin Nelson for their contributions. And as Larisa commented, "Be a rebel and stump your friends."



2022 holiday dates for shipping to addresses in the United States

Throughout October: See the product page for advance order deadlines.

November 30: Last day to place an order and get a gift with your purchase.

December 15: Our recommended deadline for domestic Christmas delivery via USPS.  While we can't guarantee delivery, regardless of carrier, our hope is that if you order by December 5, USPS will have be able to get orders to domestic addresses by Christmas.  However, regardless of when you order, we strongly recommend UPS.

December 19 at 3pm EST: Our deadline for UPS 3 Business Day Select delivery. 

For shipments to addresses within the U.S. (scroll down for International shipping)

Flat-rate shipping: Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, and button packs is $5.95.

For hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets, the shipping cost is $8.95. 

Our flat rate shipping means you can add two or more t-shirts, sweatshirts, or caps for no additional shipping charge.

Note that some large or heavy items may have an additional shipping charge, and when they do, that will be noted on the product page.



We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them. This applies to in-stock items. Framed items or items requiring personalization may take up to two weeks longer.

We close for a week over Independence Day and Christmas. A notice will appear at the top of every page of the site in advance of this closure.

We ship most orders via USPS, so if the post office is closed, we won't be shipping orders that day.

If you need to receive your order by a certain date, such as to give as a gift or have for a trip, we recommend ordering at least two weeks in advance, especially if you are using USPS shipping. 

If you're looking for reliable, on-time deliveries, we strongly suggest upgrading to "UPS 3 Business Day Select Shipping."

Additional notes:

  • When fulfillment takes longer, such as around the Christmas holidays, we'll put up an announcement in the site and will list recommended shipping deadlines below.
  • If an item is out of stock, we will contact you.
  • If one of your items is an advance order, that will be noted on the product page along with an estimate of when it will ship. If that estimated date changes, the product page will be updated.

    Charges for shipping to destinations in the United States and to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses

    • Free shipping
      • On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.

    • US Postal Service shipping - The least expensive, though also less reliable than UPS. (See more on UPS in the next section.) 

      • $5.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $5.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

    We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.

      UPS 3 Business Day Select 

      Note: UPS 3 Business Day select is not available for addresses in Hawaii and Alaska. If UPS is selected for Hawaii or Alaska, the order will be shipped UPS Ground.

      Cut off time: Orders received by 3 pm Eastern will ship the same business day.  Applies to in-stock items that do not require personalization or signing.
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day, and this includes delivery on Saturday.  This applies to the 48 contiguous states. 
          • $14.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

          • $18.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

          • If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

        • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)
        Before placing your order, call 469-233-7712.

        For shipments to addresses outside the United States


        We only ship to locations that are served by US Postal Service International Service.


        • Canada and Mexico

          • $18.00 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
          • $24.00 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

        • Rest of the World

          • Rates starts at $65.00.

        Additional charges for all destinations

        Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge.  If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.

        If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

          All original designs are copyrighted by The History List

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.


          Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.

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          Customer Reviews

          Based on 7 reviews


          Molly G.
          The bracelet design is awesome!!

          I like the quality and the design of the bracelet is well done!!

          Jane T.
          1773 Tea Party

          I love my bracelet. Not only for what it represents, but for the way it's made-especially "In the USA"! Now folks, it's time to make one with "2021" tea party on it. I'd buy it, both figuratively and literally!

          Sandra D.
          I love this!

          I wear this almost every day and I love when people see it and ask me about it. I like to tell people that our march to independence didn't start with the signing of the Declaration in 1776 and it wasn't something that was entered into lightly or speedily. I love a piece that starts a conversation about history. I do worry sometimes about catching the medallion on something and having it break the wire fastenings-- it seems a bit weak in how it is attached the the bracelet. But so far it has held up to daily wear. I always wear it with several other charm bracelets so that might add some protection from it catching on things.

          Thomas H.

          Great quality. Would definitely recommend!

          Carrie L.
          Unique & perfect for a history lover

          The bracelet fits comfortably and looks great. It's beautifully crafted - high quality! And it's perfect for a history nerd!

          James B.
          1773 Bracelet

          Very happy with it , very well made .. Will make a great gift.