Stickpins are back, being shown on runways and spotted on fashionable lapels, and what a super example! No arachnophobia necessary, this baby is solid 18K gold with a creamy pearl body and sparkling diamond eyes. This piece has a nice visual impact, sizable, with the spider measuring just a little shy of an inch across.
CONDITION is grand. I'm not certain the if the keeper is original or not, but it works well and that is how I got it. The stem is clearly signed "TIFFANY & CO." The spider itself measures approximately 7/8" across the legs and 3/4" nose to tail, with the length of the entire piece including the pin measuring 3 3/16" without the keeper, and 3 1/4" including the keeper.
So whether you're touring New England enjoying natures leafy display, greeting ghosts and goblins on All Hallows' Eve, or just prefer your creepy crawlies to be 18K gold, this is for you. Of course it would make a fabulous gift if you can bear to part with it. Enjoy!
OK, I've gotten a couple of e-mails... and maybe this is a crab, I don't see it that way, but if you do... well, have it your way. Perhaps this is the perfect piece for someone born under the astrological 'Cancer' sign. I have a friend who has always threatened to write the 'North Eastern Dealer's Guide to Animal Identification,' and he's giving me quite a ribbing. HOWEVER, spider or crab, doesn't change the fact that it's still a fabulous piece. And both arthropods, so there! Guess I've got to be a zoologist too, sigh.