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Signed Ceard vintage pewter jewelry

Signed Ceard vintage pewter jewelry

Balmoral silver plated pewter pendant. 1970s. Signed Ceard vintage pewter jewelry

Signed Ceard vintage pewter jewelry

The history of the Scottish jewelry brand Ceard began in the late 1960s in Glasgow.
A small company of artisans, including graduates of the Glasgow School of Art John Forsyth (lead designer), Jimmy Seel and Bill Michael, created unique jewelry from fine pewter and silver. By the way, “Ceard” in Gaelic means “crafts”, an activity involving skill in making things by hand. The marking on the back includes “Ceard”, the design name, and “Made in Scotland”, or just” Ceard Scotland”.

The most significant became “The Country Series” collection, which included pewter pendants with plant motifs. According to belief, some plants and in particular Betony, Holly, Daisy, Oak and Thistle, Ivy, Driftwood have certain magical properties. Thus, Betony protects the wearer from witches, Holly brings good luck and protects the home, thistle symbolizes strength, Daisy brings back summer, Oak helps tap ancient power, etc.

Launched in the late 1960s, the company ceased to exist in the late 1970s, and today Ceard products are vintage collectibles.

Arran silver tone pewter pendant. 1970s

Arran silver tone pewter pendant. 1970s

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Signed Ceard vintage pewter jewelry

Betony modernist pewter pendant. 1970s

Betony modernist pewter pendant. 1970s

Driftwood pewter brooch pin

Driftwood pewter brooch pin

Glencoe cross silver tone pewter pendant. 1970s

Glencoe cross silver tone pewter pendant. 1970s

Ivy leaf silver tone pewter pendant

Ivy leaf silver tone pewter pendant

Lomond Slate sterling silver abalone pendant. 1960s

Lomond Slate sterling silver abalone pendant. 1960s

Marsh Violet silver tone pewter pendant

Marsh Violet silver tone pewter pendant

Sea Birds modernist pewter pendant

Sea Birds modernist pewter pendant

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark