This brooch is a wonderful combination of a modernist design with scarabs which date back to early Egyptian times. If you collect scarab jewelry you will definitely want to look at this piece. The metal does not test for sterling silver so I think it might be silver plated. It has a marvelous shape which is asymmetrical and slightly folded. Pin is set with three natural stone scarabs. Three chain are suspended from the bottom. There are no markings so I have no idea of its origins. It does have age and some old patina which I have left as I found it. The metal is about 2" top to bottom and 2 7/8" wide. The chains add 1 5/8" of extra length. This piece is in excellent condition.