This beautiful vintage 1970s silver hallmarked brooch. It was made for Caithness Glass - and has a silver millefiori glass gem as an embellishment.
It is a traditional Scottish luckenbooth or heart-shaped design. The heart is surmounted by a stylized crown.
The catch is a safety ring. There is a hallmark on the back for Edinburgh Silver. The date letter is R (the year 1972, which suggests that the glass inclusion was probably made by Ysart himself). The letters CJ for Caithness Jewellery are also on the back.
Dimensions: The overall length is 4 cm - and at its widest, it is 3.5 cm.
As you can see from my images - it is in lovely vintage condition. And is nice and clean. It is listed at a fair price given its early date. It will be sent to you in a simple black card gift box.
These pieces of silver jewellery were initially Paul Ysart’s idea. He had been making small ‘stones’ and setting them into cheap jewel fittings as presents for friends and family.
Caithness Glass saw the commercial potential in them and put Colin Terris in charge of further development. The range was officially launched in December 1970. Colin Terris designed a range of brooches and pendants inspired by traditional Scottish designs (such as the Luckenbooth shape) and hired Lucia Polanski as jewellery designer; she produced the rings, earrings, and cufflinks designs.
UK Postage will be with Royal Mail Recorded at will cost £4.95. This will be applied at checkout