As far as stick pins go this one is about as good as it gets and I can't enthuse enough about it. The orb top of the pin is crafted from 18ct gold and has a hand decorated textured finish that is interrupted with seven, seven sided stars that are each set with round, smooth cut blue lapis lazuli stones. The actual pin is also crafted from 18ct gold and bears the French eagle's head stamp and a makers mark that I have not been able to identify. This is crying out to be converted into a much more wearable piece of jewellery, unless, of course, you wear stick pins or just collect them. It lends itself perfectly to be made into a pendant, charm or ring but that is entirely up to the new owner. I would just point out that if you do have it converted I would ask your jeweller to incorporate the hallmark into your new piece. It measures approx. 3 3/4" in total and the head measures approx. 3/4". This all weighs, a healthy, 5.5g. I know you will just love this piece when you see it with your own eyes.