For your consideration is this rare and unique carved bone dog pin. Sold to me as bone as I also believed but to be safe we had it jeweler evaluated and they concurred. He is beautifully carved - look at the depth and detail in his face and eyes. At first glance I thought he was a greyhound or whippet, but he has long hair so I believe he is a collie. He is not testing as gold. I believe he is gold filled.
The dog measures approx. 5/8 by 1/2 by 1/2 inch. The stick pin measures 3 and 1/8 inches in length.
We added an age appropriate clutch. The bone shows age and discoloration as one would expect but all is secure. The stick pin has minor bending that will not affect usage.