The turtle is symbolic of longevity, endurance and persistence. The Lanvin trademark is symbolic of excellence, refinement and also longevity ( it is the oldest fashion house in France still operating having been created by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889). Put these two together and you get an exquisite piece of jewelry that will have a "long life" and will be a reliable piece in your jewelry box. This dimensional turtle by Lanvin is on the large size. It is a gold tone metal and the shell has been enameled a light brownish color. The enameling is not thick but seems to be like a light wash. There are varied sized apple green glass cabochons each one set in a gold tone bezel. These stones are set so that they are above the surface, There also are gold tone "bumps" on the shell. All this is on the turtle's shell which also has gold tone lines of striation. The shell has tremendous depth and rises high above the rest of the turtle. The head is defined with a green cabochon and the "expression"on his face shows determination. His legs appear to be scurrying as fast as he can. The turtle is amazingly detailed and yet it has a whimsical quality. The turtle has a stick pin closure and there is a "push out" safety mechanism. The back of the turtle is a textured gold tone and the oval Lanvin Paris cartouche is affixed to the back. The measurements of the turtle are 3"w x 1 1/2"h x 1+"d. The pin is in great condition. It has a vintage look and does not look new. However, this patina only adds interest and contributes to the great overall appearance of the pin. Although he may be slow, the turtle eventually "wins" the race. This turtle is a fabulous "winner" by Lanvin! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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