For further info about the history regarding the history of this brooch see - online Ninian's Isle, Shetland. Dimensions around :3.8 cm long x 3.5 cm high. [About 1.5" long] Has Ola's early makers mark "OMG" and an Edinburgh hallmark marked on the back with date letter "e indicating 1979. Hand made in the Orkney Islands between the north coast of Scotland and Norway. Supplied with a lovely Ola Gorie gift box.
Ola Gorie is one of Britains most important jewellery designers of recent times. A pioneer in the 1960s, she explored her Celtic and Norse heritage to find inspiration for stylish, wearable, modern jewellery.
Her designs have continued to break new ground, and influence a generation of designers. Her early pieces quickly gained approval at home and abroad, and her name became synonymous with stylish, finely crafted jewellery. She was awarded an MBE in 1999 in recognition of her work both as a designer and as a founder of the modern jewellery industry.
This honour was welcomed by the many loyal customers and collectors of Ola Gories jewellery around the world, as fitting recognition for the long-standing quality of her designs. The item "Scottish Ola Gorie Silver Viking Seahorse Brooch St Ninian Shetland 1979" is in sale since Tuesday, May 26, 2015. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Fine Brooches & Pins\Precious Metal without Stones". The seller is "shawn29664" and is located in kirkwall, Orkney. This item can be shipped worldwide.