We offer this unusual tack pin in a spiral form made of sterling silver and 14K yellow gold and set with an amethyst cabochon at the spiral's center. It measures 1 11/16" W X 1 1/2" Diameter X 1/2" front to back. The sterling spiral is handcrafted from a rod of silver which begins at the center as a round rod which is then hammered flat for a section and returns to a round and then is hammered flat again to end the spiral. Near the end of the spiral section there is an 1/8" diameter 14K yellow gold ball soldered to both pieces of silver ans keeping the end from springing up and catching on clothing. The center's amethyst cabochon setting measures 1/4" in diameter. The tack clasp functions with a pinching/release motion to attach the pin to fabric and is marked as you can see in our final photo BALLOU REG'D 130 YEARS which indicates the Ballou Jewelry company which was founded in 1876. This pin may have been designed by Caroline Ballou who is known for her modern designs and use of mixed metals and semi-precious stones, but I cannot verify that.

ITEM ID
CK01111
TYPE
Estate
COLOR
Gold, Purple, Silver
STONE CUT
Cabochon
STONE
Amethyst
STYLE
Modernist
ITEM SIZE
1 1/16" X 1 1/2" X 1/2"
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
MATERIAL
Metal, Gold, 14K Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver, Stone

CK Antiques

Sterling, 14K, Amethyst Tack Pin by Ballou

$75


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    Celeste or Kurt Wolter
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    Louisa , VA This Shop is rated Gold - 100 or more sales Gold Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2010

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