This adorable Bal Ron turtle pin has a carved green chalcedony or onyx scarab body in a gold-filled frame.
Miss Turtle is 1 1/2" long, 1" wide, and 7/16" thick. The scarab is carved both top and bottom: the top in incised to represent a beetle and there are a some Egyptian characters on the bottom. Traditionally, the scarab beetle is identified with renewal and persistent determination.
The pin has a safety clasp. The bar on the edge of the underside is stamped "Bal Ron 12KT. G.F." Condition is excellent.
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