An amazing piece of Trifari jewelry in the form of a jelly belly circus seal. This lovely pin is composed of a sterling silver base metal that has a lovely vermeil over it and is accented with beautiful gems. The seal has a white rhinestone pave set in it's ear as well as a red glass cabochon bead for it's eye. The creature's tail as well as it's flippers are covered in pave set white rhinestones which are all accounted for and look great. The most amazing parts of this pin are the large turquoise colored brilliant cut gemstone that the seal is balancing on it's nose as well as the lucite jelly belly center that makes up the body section. The beautiful gemstone measures 12mm in diameter and looks breathtaking. The lucite jelly belly is also perfect having no scratches or chips. The back of this item has a nice pin and clasp closure and is signed "Trifari" with a crown over the "T" on the back of the seal's head. The signature "Sterling" is on the back bottom and the patent number is also on the back of the tail reading "Des. Pat. No. 135188" dating this item to March 9th, 1943. This pin measures 2 1/2" long by 1 3/4" in width and is in fabulous condition with only a slight wear to the gold toned vermeil finish. A brilliant Trifari vermeil sterling silver and lucite jelly belly circus seal designed by Alfred Philippe.