Vintage Three Birds Sterling Silver Marcasite Brooch Pin
Offering a lovely vintage sterling silver brooch featuring three graceful birds in flight dotted with glittering marcasites. Millegrain bead detail on the bird's wings adds texture. Sturdy but light enough to wear on most clothing.
MATERIAL Sterling silver
SIZE Measures 1.625 inches tall and wide. Weighs 5.7 grams.
MARKS Purity marked Sterling for sterling silver. Tests as such with jeweler's acid and a test stone. We suspect this piece is also rhodium plated since it has maintained its shiny finish and has not accumulated patina.
AGE Circa 1960s estate jewelry
SYMBOLISM or HISTORY Lots of things come in threes and symbolize wholeness in mind, body and spirit. There is the Holy Trinity, the 3 Wise Men, the Hindu version is Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, the Babylonians noted Heaven, Earth and Hell, there are 3 Fates, 3 parts of time: Past, Present, Future; genies grant 3 wishes; the Goddess in Wiccan beliefs has a triple aspect of virgin, mother and crone and spell words usually have to be repeated 3 times to work.
CONDITION Roll over safety clasp in working condition. No missing marcasites. Excellent, vintage condition.
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