This Cathedral brooch is one of three circular designs Sheila based on sandstone carvings in Orkney’s St Magnus Cathedral. This intricate design features a number of carvings reminiscent of fleur-de-lis. The inner cross is held within a square, which in turn is held within the circular design. The surface of the sterling silver brooch is polished, with the edges of the design highlighted in oxidised silver. The design measures approximately 48mm wide.
Sheila based her Cathedral collection on three beautiful carvings found on the east wall of St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney. Carved into the red sandstone, these date to around the 13th century and may once have been associated with altars dedicated to St Margaret, St Catherine and St Barbara.