I’ve been busy sourcing statement brooches,inspired by the pins worn by powerful women from the characters on Sabrina to Justice Lady Hale. Specifically, I’ve come across a treasure trove of vintage Miracle brooches and pendants. These Miracle pins look wonderful with hand knits. Brooches are also a good way to wear vintage if you have metal sensitivities, pinning them to layered clothing that doesn’t touch the skin.
These Miracle pieces are inspired by heavy Scottish silver pins inset with bold Scottish agate of the type favoured by Queen Victoria. She popularised these pins during her era, starting a fashion for weighty pieces, designed to hold heavier woollen fabrics and offset the deep colours used in tartan plaids. These modern versions by Miracle introduced Celtic elements into the designs and used glass to mimic natural stone. The ones I offer here were made in the 60s-80s. The brand Miracle began as a maker of costume jewellery in the UK in the 1940s and contemporary jewellery marked Miracle is now made by St. Justin in Cornwall.
This is the first of a larger collection of vintage Miracle pieces I’ll be offering in the future. You can find them in the What’s New section of the shop.