Based on a find from the St. Ninian's Isle hoard, and dated to around the 8th century. The pin is inset with a glass cabochon, each terminal contains 4 more and a final one is in the centre of the pewter brooch itself. The brooch measures 72mm across, and the pin is 115mm long.
This brooch is cast in pewter by us at our foundry in Scotland, and then plated for us by specialists in England.
Gilding, or gold plating, was carried out on many jewellery items in the Viking age, using the mercury gilding process. This gold option has a 1micron thick layer of gold, electro-plated over pewter, to give an attractive representation of what some of these Viking age pieces may have looked like when they were first made.