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Thistle Design Antiqued Small Sterling Silver Penannular

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Thistle Design Antiqued Small Sterling Silver Penannular
Thistle Sterling Silver Penannular
Thistle Penannular
measures 25.00mm  (1.00 inches) in diameter
Thistle Design

This Thistle Design Antiqued Small Penannular is expertly crafted with beautiful Sterling Silver.  

This penannular measures approximately 25.00mm (1.00 inch) in diameter with the pin measuring 39.00mm (1 1/2 inches) x 10.00mm (3/8 inches)


This Penannular is also available in 10K or 14K Gold upon request.  It will need to be cast and made (2-3 weeks) 

This handcrafted Penannular will become family treasures that will last through the ages!

This beautiful Penannular is a perfect gift for any occasion.   Wearing this beauty with your traditional Scottish Garments will provide you endless pleasure.

This item is made in and shipped from Canada. Your item will be shipped from this address. Please be advised that your item needs to be cast and made (2-3 weeks) before it can be sent to you.  Please allow sufficient time for your order to arrive.

Perfect for any occasion. This is a gift that will be proudly worn by any member of your family. 

Questions welcome at anytime, my door is always open for assistance.

A History of Penannulars

The very first brooches of this kind date back to the eighth century. The ancient Celtic people were the first to devise a way of pinning garments together. The Penannular or open ring brooch is among the most ancient of jewellery worn with articles of clothing. In ancient times, brooches were merely used as fasteners to hold clothing together, the Celtic people used them to fasten their cloaks. 

The original brooches were used much like the modern day safety pin. Penannular brooches, used as cloak pins, were worn by the Celts in Britain from about the third century into early Christian times. Worn at the shoulder or breast, the brooches were as small as an inch in diameter, or quite large. 

Some were plain bronze, iron or copper, and some jewelled and decorated with gilt, but all had one thing in common: a long loose pin that could slide around the ring. Penannular means almost a ring. Some were pseudo-penannular, i.e., made to look like true penannulars, except that the opening, although indicated, was closed.

To use a true penannular gather a fold of fabric, bring the pin through from back to front through the opening, and then turn the ring to keep it on firmly. Sounds complicated? It isn't, and besides, six centuries of Celts did it to keep their cloaks on.

These brooches eventually developed into the great Irish pieces, of which the most famous is the eighth-century Tara brooch, often shown in books on Celtic art.

The sterling true penannular brooch is especially nice for ladies" dress wear, on a sash at the shoulder, on a fine scarf or shawl, or on a kilted skirt (instead of a long pin).

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