This enchanting seal lapel pin from Eileen Gatt’s Coast Collection and is inspired by the local fishing villages near her home.
This sophisticated yet fun oxidised silver animal tie tack features the loveable seal, or ‘Selkie’! Eileen has captured the character of the selkie perfectly; its simple form conveying the unhurried, elegant movement of the beautiful creature.
In Scottish folklore, a ‘Selkie’ is a mythical creature that resembles a seal in the water but assumes human form on land. ‘Selkie’ is also the Orcadian word for ‘seal’!
This quirky silver unisex accessory is a perfect gift for anyone, including wildlife enthusiasts and seal spotters. The pin is supplied with a secure gripper fastening and each Eileen Gatt piece is lovingly packaged and nestled in tissue paper within a beautiful branded white box.
There are also other matching items available such as the Coast Charm Bracelet and ‘Selkie’ miniature.
The lapel pin is made from sterling silver and is oxidised. Although silver naturally oxidises over time, this oxidised finish will gradually buff down to a lovely mixed tone finish. To rejuvenate, Eileen suggests rubbing the seal gently in warm soapy water, then rinsing thoroughly and dry using a soft paper towel. In accordance with hallmarking regulations, and where applicable by weight, Eileen’s pieces are hallmarked in Edinburgh, and feature the Assay Office’s iconic Edinburgh Castle stamp.
The seal is around 4.5cm long.