With a strong Scandinavian flair, this opened dogwood brooch in full bloom with a blue moonstone cabochon center is a popular motif by Carl Ruopoli. Circular in style, this sterling silver brooch measures 2" in diameter at its widest with bud and flower and 1 1/2" with arching stem. Featuring a sturdy locking clasp, this moonstone pin is in excellent vintage condition and is signed "C. Ruopoli Sterling". Carl Ruopoli was an American designer who worked for Black Starr & Gorham and later for Danecraft. The quality of workmanship and detail in his pieces is outstanding! Check out the Ruopoli bracelet in dogwood that matches this piece at my shop, Chrysalis Antiques.