The beautiful shell pin is inspired by history; the motif is adapted from a design Martha Washington used for cross-stitch cushions at Mount Vernon. The pin is made in sterling silver with 18 K gold overlay; the pin also features a large faux pearl and sapphire-colored rhinestone accent. Condition is very good; some minor darkening is noted at the top left of the brooch. Ann Hand began designing her American Collection over 25 years ago. She has designed specially commissioned pieces for a wide variety of organizations including branches of the U.S. military. The Liberty Eagle Pin is a particular favorite and has been featured in several books about costume jewelry.