This Scottish or Irish penannular brooch is an amazingly beautiful and simple piece! This outstanding piece of Celtic art features the classic trinity or triquetra style knot; representing mind, body and spirit. The trinity knot has also been known to symbolize life, death, and rebirth.
This hand cast piece measures 1-1/4" (31mm) across the body of the penannular; while the pin is 1-3/4" (44mm) in length. It is handmade in our Studio from the finest sterling silver. This brooch is offered in two styles; as a pin back brooch or as a true working penannular. Please select your style when ordering.
The very first brooches of this kind date back to the eighth century. 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.
Own your piece of Celtic history with this lovely classic design, a truly stunning piece that is sure to draw both admiration and comments.
HOW TO FASTEN A PENANNULAR
- With the ring of the pin upside down, push the pin of the brooch through the fabric of the the scarf, shawl, cloak or wrap, picking up a couple of layers.
- Flip the ring portion of the brooch over, so that the open ends are aligned with the end of the pin.
- Bring the end of the pin through the gap and above the terminals, then rotate the ring until the end of the pin moves past the terminals, and is secure on the fabric.