Sterling silver spider brooch with labradorite body and head - a tribute to Lady Hale

Sterling silver spider brooch with labradorite body and head - a tribute to Lady Hale

72.00

Sterling silver and labradorite spider brooch with locking clasp. 4cm x 4cm x 0.5cm

There is a blue flash when the stones are viewed from certain directions.

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After the magnificent Lady Hale delivered the sucker punch to the UK government declaring the proroguing of Parliament unlawful, I received several requests to create a spider brooch in her honour. Lady Hale is the president of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. She is well known for wearing large brooches depicting caterpillars, butterflies, flower arrangements and the infamous spider. There was a great deal of speculation about her motives on wearing the spider. Was she evoking the story of Athena and Arachne - the tale of hubris? Was she condemning Boris Johnson to weave into eternity by transforming him into a spider to teach him a lesson. Either way, it captured the imagination of a nation grateful for the law to be upheld.