This important brooch or pin dates from the 1940's and was made in Mexico by Farfen. The piece is hallmarked STERLING 925, HECHO EN MEXICO and has the Farfen logo.
It has a rectangular shape and measures 2 1/2" by 1 3/4". It is an open work design with a central New Zealand oval paua shell. The shell has a fabulous iridescent hue with colors such as blue, green and pink.
The piece has a safety clasp closure, and weighs 19.5 grams. It is in fine vintage condition.
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Sterling Mexico Farfen C1940 Brooch With New Zealand Paua Shell