Viking style Pin or Brooch for men or women, with leaf/scale detail and gemstone. * Perfect for renaissance fairs, SCA or LARP fantasy costumes, or everyday wear with a casual, rustic vibe!
*8 mm round Labradorite natural gemstone, in a copper bezel setting. This stone has a green flash.
* Approx 2" diameter width. And 3" height.
*This pin was forged from heavy 10 gauge copper, and two copper leaf shapes which are actually scales for scalemaille.
* Hammered to add texture. Hand rubbed patina treatment to give it an old world, aged and oxidized appearance. The pin you receive may differ slightly from the example pictured due to the nature of handmade items and real gemstones. Labradorite comes in a wide range of colors and the one used in your pin may flash several different colors including copper, yellow, green, or blue.
Penannular means incomplete circle, and these brooches were originally designed as a utilitarian cloak fastener during the iron age. Often known as Celtic Brooches, worn by the Romans, Vikings, Irish, and Scottish among others. These pins are not sharp as they are not meant to pierce through fabric but rather push between the woven fibers such as with knitted or crocheted scarves, or bunch up a lightweight scarf. There are quite a few helpful videos on youtube that demonstrate how to use these.