A vintage bar brooch featuring black crystal rhinestones in a silver tone setting. The pin shape has pointed ends with rhinestones running the full length of the pin. The center stones are in diamond shaped frames. We see opening fretwork between the rhinestones and on the sides of pin.
Hallmarked Silverin on the back tells us that this was manufactured 1919-1922. The mark was used by Distinctive Jewelry Company which was started by ex-employees of Henry Fishel. They ceased marking their jewelry with this after their patent was denied and Fishel sued them.
Measuring 3.75" long we see a bit of wear to the silver finish. We are not absolutely sure whether the stones started as clear but all most all are now black in color. This is an early, open C hook pin closure.
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