This is a large Scandinavian silver brooch - it also has a loop on the back so that a chain could be put through and would transform it into a pendant.
The brooch is marked on the reverse: MADE IN FINLAND and with the initials KK for Kalevala Koru. It is made of Sterling Silver and also has 925 marked on the back (as photographed). The company is based in Helsinki.
Kalevala Koru Oy was originally conceived by a group of like-minded women to raise funds to support the commission of a sculpture to represent Finnish Women. They worked with the National Museums collection of archaeological jewellery artifacts to create a reproduction range - this lovely brooch is probably based on a historical design. It is quite a rare piece - and as yet I have been able to find another quite like it - it is a top-quality piece and made with great skill and attention to detail. It is also quite a large substantial size - so my asking price is certainly a most fair one.
It is in excellent vintage condition. It is sold nice and clean with no damages - and will be sent in a simple black velvet gift box to you.
As mentioned - it is more of a traditional folklore design - with a large cross motif with an inset milky coloured moonstone in the center. I love the little patterns in between each arm of the cross - is it just me, or do these look like little hobgoblin type creatures with heart-shaped heads and little wings, a round belly button and curved legs to each side ?
Since the design is based on Finnish folklore - it probably dates to the 1940s or 50s when these designs were popular ones with the Kalevala designers.
The diameter is 4.5 cm
Overall weight is 28 grams - so a good bit of weight to it.