This brooch is based on a genuine gilded bronze artefact of possibly Anglo Saxon or Pictish origin (my guess based on the key pattern which is very prevalent on Pictish stone carvings).
I own the artefact in question having bought it from a metal detector and used the original artefact as a close reference to reconstruct it from wax which I then sandcast and solder on the brooch fittings.
This brooch has been sand cast in recycled bronze from a hand sculpted model and heavily worked by hand. This is not a mass produced product and lot of love has went into this individual piece which will be made to order for you.
If you want this in other materials just ask! We are always open to alter and change any of our pieces.
All our packaging is 100% paper. No plastic at all.