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Boston Massacre Brooch

Boston Massacre Brooch

Regular price $32.00 USD
Regular price $42.00 USD Sale price $32.00 USD
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This brooch features a bold combination of gothic sensibilities and historical significance. 

On March 5, 1770, British soldiers from the 29th Regiment garrisoned in Boston opened fire on a crowd of colonists, resulting in the deaths of five individuals. The American press framed the tragedy as the Boston Massacre and it fueled growing anti-British sentiments in the American colonies. 

The week after the event the Boston Gazette printed in dark black ink the images of four coffins describing the reaction to the event. Stark against the pale paper, the somber shapes bore the initials of the four men killed that night, providing a chilling specificity to the deaths. In their death and on the pages of history Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, James Caldwell, and Crispus Attucks became more than merely nameless victims of British oppression. Days later a fifth victim, William Carr, succumbed to his wounds, adding another to a roster seen by many as the first martyrs of the American Revolution.

The brooch features the iconic coffin image in black acrylic with hand-inked white etching with a flat safety-pin style back.

This item is packaged in a beautiful black gift box with the original period imagery and historical information vetted by a museum curator. The box is perfect for display when open, or gifting


This brooch is 6.5 cm wide and 3.6 cm high and weighs 8 grams (about the weight of 3 pennies).

Care Instructions

Safely store jewelry in a box or pouch. It is best not to sleep, swim, exercise, or shower while wearing.

Remove jewelry before applying perfume, lotions, or hair products, as these may damage some materials.

Gently clean with a soft cloth.

Shipping & Returns


Orders ship in 2-3 days from our studio in Vermont. Depending on the US region, orders can take anywhere between 1-7 business days to be delivered. We will continue to find ways to reduce shipping costs and pass those savings on to you.

For wholesale orders and terms, please visit our wholesale page.



Sometimes things happen and we would like to opportunity to set it right. Damaged items can be returned within 10 days of receipt (with the exception of sale items). Once we receive the returned item(s), we will issue a refund back to your credit card minus the cost of shipping. We do not refund shipping costs. 

To start the return process, please send an email to along with an explanation and any photographs. 

If the outer carton is damaged, contact your local carrier for inspection and to file a claim. Always retain all packing materials, as the carrier will need to inspect them.



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