All heathergem brooches are made from real heather stems grown and harvested in Scotland. The stems are then cleaned, dyed, and compressed under 60 tons of pressure. This forms the stems into a block which is then shaped and polished into this beautiful range of Scottish jewelry. This is a top quality brooch, featuring a runic scroll design.
The plaid originates from the historic Great Kilt worn by a highlander.
The tartan fabric would serve both as a blanket and bedding to sleep with, and also as clothing to wear during the day. The tartan was wrapped around the waist and folded in a "pleat-like" style which was held in place by a belt. The material that was left over from the waist was then thrown over the left shoulder.
Today, we honor this historic garment by wearing a plaid of matching tartan which is held in place by a decorative brooch.
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Heathergem 2 1/4" Brooch
Posted by Mike S. on 29th Mar 2016
Lovely quality and finish for a reasonable price. This will be one of several gifts for my mother's birthday, and I am sure that she will be delighted. She collects jewelry, especially Celtic themed brooches and necklaces. Superb service and delivery time from J. Higgins as usual.