This small Mine Howe brooch in sterling silver features a geometric design, inspired by Orkney’s prehistory. The piece is hand-enamelled in our workshop in Orkney.
This collection was inspired by a small button with a cross-like design, discovered at the prehistoric site known as Mine Howe, in Tankerness, a few miles from Sheila’s Orkney home and workshop. Mine Howe is a man-made chamber, dug deep inside a large mound, with 29 steps leading to a rock floor. Although the origin of the howe is not known, it’s believed to have been built 2,000 years ago.