A personal favorite vintage jewelry technique was created by W. E. Richards Company of Attleboro, Ma. founded in 1902.
The Symmetalic* line was developed in 1936, it used a layer of 14k gold fused to sterling.
The quality of the line is excellent using real gemstones, pearls, and enamel. Unfortunately the technique was too costly to produce in significant numbers and was discontinued causing symmetalic pieces to be come very desirable and harder to find.
This symmetalic pin has a dimensional star flower form.
The outer petals are long and pointed, they have a raised line down the center, the smaller top layer of thin petals have pointed tips.
The two layers of petals are domed downward, each of the top petals fall between the the lower petals.
The center has a beautiful natural blue zircon set in a millegrain edge bezel.
Measures 2" in diameter, it is 3/8" deep, the zircon is 5mm, total weight is 9.8 grams.
Excellent, very clean condition front and back, secure safety catch.
Signed with a soldered tag Symmetalic sterling + 14k.
A beautiful vintage sterling and 14k symmetalic pin by WRE Company.
I offer layaway on all items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased on layaway are eligible for exchange only.
*Symmetalic is a registered trademark of W. E. Richards Company, founded in the 1902 in North Attleboro, MA. The trademark Symmetalic was first used in 1936. The line was short lived and the technique discontinued by the 1940s.
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