Beautiful red and gold amber accent this sterling silver British Isles brooch. The style reaches deep into the history of the land to tap the early Saxon and Viking disc brooches, then gives it a modern (by several of centuries) kinetic update with three dynamic pendants.
This brooch is sterling silver, polished to a low shine and deliberately oxidized to create a mellow gunmetal finish with natural highlights where time and touch have had their way. An embellished sawtooth setting holds the dark red amber stone in the main brooch, while the gems below are set in crimped cup bezels. The stones are opaque and the colors are somber. It’s possible that the finish and stones were chosen so the piece could be worn during mourning.
The British Isles brooch design measures 70 mm from top to bottom and 40 mm parallel to the clasp. The back is marked sterling and it weighs 20 grams overall. Our jewelry is polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
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