Dimensions around :5cm long x 2cm high. [About 2" long] Has Ola's early makers mark "OMG and an Edinburgh hallmark marked on the back with date letter M [I think it says see picture of back], brooch is in good vintage condition with hing catch and pin all in good working order, has been recently been silver dipped. Hand made in the Orkney Islands between the noth coast of Scotland and Norway.
At one point in history Orkney used to belong to Norway. Supplied with a lovely Ola Gorie gift box.
The last 10 pictures of Ola Gorie are not part of this listing. Ola Gorie took out an international patent on this scarf brooch concept. Ola Gorie quality control staff maticulously tested each brooch around the bar area to make sure it is absoluely smooth for the silk scarf passing through. The brooch holds the scarf in position when wearing and prevents it blowing away! Ola Gorie is one of Britain's 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 Gorie's jewellery around the world, as fitting recognition for the long-standing quality of her designs. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "shawn29664" and is located in this country: GB.
This item can be shipped worldwide.