This is a very intriguing pin to me! I have never seen the label previously: VOGUE BELT CHICAGO. I wonder if they went on to be the company that produced very pretty VOGUE jewelry. Might be a good guess but more research is needed!
I loves the chunkiness of this. It is huge in size and height! The pin measures 3 1/8" by 2 7/8". The center "stone" is Bakelite! It rises up 3/4" and notice the grooves and carving in it. I loved the book chain border and the balls that frame it -- they have carving or designs in them also.
The chunk of Bakelite is glued in and you can see there is some clear glue on the back side. Well....you gotta keep it in there somehow but they could have been neater about it!
This is one of those interesting pieces that is so easy to wear casually or for a dressier occasion. Do you like it? I kinda love it!
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