HATTIE CARNEGIE 3-D Shell Brooch Pin
Here is another very dimensional pin from Hattie Carnegie that dates back to the mid-1950-1960's. I believe it is a"real" shell that is surrounded by flowers of cabochons and crystals on twisted gold plated wires. The wires, in this case, are not very flexible as they are intended to surround the shell.....and they do a very good job doing so. The pin measures 2.5" x 2.25" and is signed "Hattie Carnegie ©" in an oval cartouche. All stones are present and the crystals are still very brilliant. There is no wear to the plating and, really, no evidence that it was ever worn. I often wonder why someone would buy a piece like this and never show it off but that's a good thing for you because 50+ years later, you can show it off!