Add a touch of quiet opulence to your lapel, or to a scarf or necktie, with this superb antique stickpin. It takes the quintessentially Victorian form of a star-like flower and is in exquisite condition, retaining all of its many seed pearls. Twelve grays, nicely matched for color, surround a larger, whiter central stone. These would be natural sea pearls, since cultured pearls weren't yet cultivated.
Both maker-marked (R & N) and hallmarked, the pin is of 10k gold -- a smart choice for sturdiness, when crafting jewels that must withstand a lot of handling. It measures about 2.25 inches tall with a head half an inch round and reached us from a Chicago area estate.
There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and elegant gift-wrap is always free on request. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!