This piece, in near mint condition, dates from the early 1970's. Made by the W. E. Richards company, a great traditional jewelry maker from Massachusetts, it measures about 1 1/4" x 15/16".
The bezel setting holding the abalone has a very fine saw tooth/dog tooth edge to it, surrounded by a twisted wire trim. The pin mechanisms are all tight, with no play. A fold-away pendant bail, securely riveted to the mount, adds a touch of versatility, allowing it to be worn as a pendant.
The piece is marked "1/20 12kgf" and "WRE", the initials of the maker in monogram form, on an attached cartouche.
12 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
Fine and Distinctive Jewelry and Gift Items since 1896
In addition to my Red Tag Sale items, click on 'Sale Items' for some great bargains in jewelry and porcelain!