This colourful, bold vintage brooch/pendant is made in antique pewter with glass cabochons simulating onyx, carnelian and turquoise colours. It is signed Miracle and measures 2" in diameter or 5cm. I've hung it on a 30" length of stainless steel ball chain.
I sourced these pins after being inspired by seeing brooches on powerful women from the cast of Sabrina to Justice Lady Hale. These bold pins look wonderful on hand knits. I have always loved the bold pendant pin and the wearable options it offers. It was one of my first costume jewellery loves, pouring over the treasure boxes of my older relatives when I was a little girl.
This vintage, signed Miracle piece is inspired by heavy Scottish silver pins inset with bold Scottish agate of the type favoured by Queen Victoria. She popularised these bold pins during her era. They were weighty, designed to hold heavier woollen plaids and offset the various colours used in tartans plaids. These modern versions introduced Celtic elements into the designs and use glass to mimic natural stone.
The brand Miracle was a maker of costume jewellery in the UK in the 1940s-70s and contemporary jewellery marked Miracle is now made by St. Justin in Cornwall.