For those seeking BANAL and BORING, well, this is just SO NOT the pin for you. Meant for those with eclectic style sensibilities for whom distinct and daring are metaphors for their approach to this fascinating little journey called life, we have this marvelously ebullient and eye-catching, vintage Swoboda dragon pin--in the Orient, the dragon is an imperial symbol that is associated with longevity and wisdom and the mastery of all elements. Featuring a gold-tone base metal frame with an evocative overlay of hand-cut and -carved jade for the torso coupled with natural, highly polished, baroque-shaped garnet and turquoise for the scales, tongue, and eyes, there is absolutely no doubt that this pin is a proverbial heat seeking missile in terms of style--sure to hit the "fashion forward" mark and leave everyone in its sights teeming with envy.
Manufacturer: Edward Swoboda--his jewelry is highly touted for its ingenious integration of stunning semi-precious stones with 22K gold-plated base metal settings, Swoboda jewelry was sold by such high end retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Marshall Fields, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, and Harrod's of London. In addition, Swoboda jewelry was a favorite of such Hollywood elite as Nancy Reagan. In 1966, she even went so far as commissioning a special order of Swoboda miniature cypress trees as gifts to governors for the Governor's Conference. So, go ahead and join other noteworthy Swoboda aficionados with superlative style sense by adding this marvelous piece to your collection.
Composition: 22K gold-plated base metal, jade, garnets, and turquoise.
Period: Circa 1970s.
Marks: '© SWOBODA, INC.' on a cartouche on reverse.
Weight: 15.7 grams.
Dimensions: 1 1/4" height x 2 3/8" length.
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