During a brief period on the late 1950's and early 1960's, tiny coral color and turquoise color beads were used extensively in costume jewelry. This turtle is a perfect example of jewelry from that period.
The body of the turtle has been molded in one piece. The head and tail have been added separately, so that they move. The shell of the turtle is studded with tiny, coral color beads. The eyes of the turtle are deeply inset green rhinestones. This little guy is unsigned, but he should be.
The brooch measures 1-7/8" long by 1-1/2" wide. All of his beads are intact and the clasp works well. One of the rhinestone eyes is intact, however the stone has turned in the other eye so that the back of the rhinestone shows instead of the green front. These also a tiny bit of wear on the turtle's neck where the shell has rubbed it.
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