Sterling silver pin with 18 carat gold vermeil.
Bluebell and olive vitreous enamel.
Plum and olive vitreous enamel.
These mini veg pins celebrate the different seasons – the pea grown in spring, artichoke in summer and the turnip in autumn and winter.
If you stumble upon a 19th century wrought iron bed, you may well see it decorated with artichoke castings. An ancient symbol of love and security – its robust leaves protect the heart at its centre.
This sterling silver and enamel pin has been created throughout 8 different workshops in the UK – each with their own specialist skill from mounting to polishing to enamelling – the latter being an ancient British craft that we sadly see less and less.
All of our enamel products are created with vitreous enamel meaning that they are made of glass and not plastic resins. The process of vitreous enamelling is an ancient skill that takes years of discipline to perfect and was historically employed by masters like Lalique and Fabergé.
Vitreous enamelling is a fading art that is only practised by a few artisanal makers in the world. We are very proud to uphold the traditions of the craftspeople who help us to make these beautiful products.
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