This superb hair ornament is a piece of high quality sterling silver. It is marked with the initials DG in a circle, the mark of Damaso Gallegos. The design is a ring of graceful leaves with a rope detail in the center. According the book "Mexican Silver" by Morrill and Berk he worked for a year for Hector Aguilar before starting his own taller in 1941. The ornament is marked both sterling and 925. It also has a Taxco mark. It measures about 4" end to end and 1 3/4" wide. It weighs about 12 grams and is in excellent condition with old patina.