This pink seashell, resembling a cat’s paw shell, is mounted in an irregular shaped and textured sterling silver frame that appears to be an extension of the shell’s surface. The impressed linear design of the frame is enhanced by gilded bands, most of them vertical. The pin is a substantial piece with a secure rollover clasp. The shell appears to be naturally colored on the exterior; it has a white interior that appears pink in the light. Its actual color is slightly lighter than shown in the photos, but still vivid. The back of the mounting bears a stamped mark for sterling as well as a hand-engraved and partially obscured series of letters that could be a maker’s mark. The pin measures 1 ½ inches by 1 ¼ inches.