This beautiful vintage St Magnus sterling silver brooch is an Olga Gorie piece and is hallmarked for Edinburgh 1971.
The medieval cross design is based on the architecture at St. Magnus the Martyr Cathedral founded in 1137 on Orkney, an island off the north coast of Scotland. Ola Gorie is considered one of Britain's most important jewellery designers of recent times. A pioneer in the 1960s, her designs are inspired by her Celtic and Norse heritage.
Lovely quality the brooch is a generous size and has a sturdy pin back with a rollover safety clasp. If you are looking for that distinctive vintage piece that will instantly lift your dark wardrobe out of the doldrums, this fabulous Scottish silver Celtic brooch may be the one for you!
MATERIALS: Sterling silver
MEASUREMENTS: 1-3/4" in diameter
WEIGHT: 9.3 grams
DATE: dated 1971
HALLMARKS: stamped with castle for Edinburgh, thistle for Scotland, date letter gothic 'Q' for 1971 and Ola's early makers mark 'OMG'
CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition with minimal wear and no flaws, the pin back in perfect working order
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Materials: Sterling Silver.