For your consideration is this beautiful brooch by the Great Falls Metal works. It has a nice center onyx stone with colorful genuine opal chips set in a fabulous abstract modernistic sterling silver design. Signed on the back with a worn Sterling mark and the Great Falls Metal Works logo. The pin has nice patina and age,
About Great Falls : In 1968, a young artist and her machinest husband began creating jewelry in their home. The couple's passion for graceful design and beautiful materials created Great Falls Metalworks, one of the few remaining U.S. based jewelry design and production studios. Today, Great Falls continues its American artisan traditions. Great Falls crafts both fine and fashion jewelry using unusual, high-quality stones and metals. Great Falls jewelry is made of 100% certified recycled precious metals. It features unusual stones sourced from fair trade mines around the world and cut at the company's own lapidary. Each stone is chosen, cut and set by hand to highlight its natural beauty. Great Falls practices environmentally friendly jewelry making. Uniquely, Great Falls uses labor intensive manufacturing in place of chemicals and recycles all raw materials. Jewelry crafted by Great Falls can be found in national and international museum stores and galleries. The company is pleased to design custom pieces.
It measures 2 and 5/8 inches by 1 and 1/8 inches the widest points.
It is in excellent vintage condition with fully functioning hardware. A few light minor scratches.