I am thrilled to offer this highly desirable and collectible Maltese cross pin by Matilde Poulat, aka MATL. It is sterling silver, with turquoise beads and real amethyst pyramid shaped stones. The amethyst is a pale purple. It has a hand engraved signature on the back that reads Patente 10970 Mexico 925 MATL, eagle mark 129. This signature can be found in the Hougart book on Mexican hallmarks and dates it to 1950's-60's.
The overall condition is excellent, however the locking clutch mechanism is missing from the clasp. It still is secure when worn and the price reflects that one condition issue.
It measures 2 inches across.