This combination pin and pendant Maltese cross was never worn. It came from someone who had worked for the company (1930s to 1960s) during the 1950s. The pin has a heavy layer of goldplating and a large prong set ruby red rhinestone in the center.
The pin measures 2 1/2 inches each way. There's a loop for hanging from a chain and a secure rollover clasp. The pin is marked...VAN S. AUTHENTICS. It's very striking...in excellent condition.