What a lovely vintage brooch! This piece is beautifully designed as a pineapple in sterling silver. It is set with many oval spessartite garnets. These garnets are a wonderful shade of rich burnt orange to reddish orange. They are all set with open backs.
The pineapple pin has a leafy crown set with marcasites. It measures approximately 1"W x 2"H and weighs heavy for its size at 16.2 grams or 0.58 ounce. Very good condition with a few nips to some of the garnets when viewed under magnification.
The pineapple is recognized as a symbol of warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality and often found in people's homes.