It's not just the size of this estate pin that elicits a gasp of surprise. It's also the design of this 3 by 3 5/8 inch beauty.
A large luminescent slab of mother-of-pearl shell is framed in a thick band of sterling silver. Random beads of silver dot the frame. Hand-hammered accents too. And then, there's the lone genuine perfect pearl that seems to be floating on the polished shell. It's almost poetic.
The back of the pin is marked STERLING. It has a secure rollover clasp. We gave the silver a light wipe but did not polish it so you could see the aged patina which is in nice contrast to the white of the shell.
The pin weighs 53 grams...not a lightweight. It's an artistic, one-of-a-kind piece that will definitely be admired. c1970s.
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