Inspired by medieval pennanular brooches that often were given to friends or lovers with messages ingraved in them.
With this brooch by changing the positions of the pins and corall beads, lovers can develop a whole secret language to let eachother know: when, where and a lot more. For example:
A= I will meet you for a drink at the Queen’s Head Inn at 3 o’clock.
B= See you at the old bridge at quarter past midday for a quick rendezvous; I might be late.
C= Today we just can’t meet.
D= Let’s meet at your place at quarter to seven; we’ll be there all night!
The ring is made of iron (mild steel, no nickel). At each hour/minute there is a hole in it, so you can change the position of the steel pins. On the hour pin there is a 18 Karat gold ball while on the minute pin there is a sterling silver ball. The beads are corall.
The diameter of the iron ring is: 48 mm.
The piece weights 17 gramms
iron (mild steel without nickel)
18 Karat gold