C. 1970. Here's a sweet and generous gold cat pin from our Estate collection, and she would like to present you with a bouquet of 'flowers'! In her pretty paws she carries turquoise and ruby blossoms, which she watches attentively with her flashing faux spinel eyes. And you just know that sapphire nose of her is sniffing out a nice lapel to adorn! Will it be yours? Push-pull safety. Textured and polished 18kt yellow gold pin. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
YELLOW GOLD: Gold is a precious metal with a natural yellow color. It is quite soft and often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
TEXTURED: A unique and varying finish with a tactile surface applied through various techniques, both by hand and with machinery.
PUSH-PULL: Seen mostly on estate pins, a push-pull safety is a tube-like mechanism that slides over the end of the pin to secure it.
SAPPHIRE: A favorite gemstone of ancient priests and royalty, the sapphire radiates sophistication and grace. This prized gem comes in every hue of blue, plus the more unexpected shades of pink, yellow, green and orange, and is September's birthstone.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.04 carats)
RUBY: A bold fiery stone, the ruby is a symbol of wealth, vitality and love. When cut and polished, the ruby's high luster is as dazzling as a diamond's. Ruby jewelry makes the perfect gift for loved ones and is the birthstone for July.
(Color: Red, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
, Weight: 0.08 ct. t.w.)
TURQUOISE: Typically polished and featuring a cabochon cut, turquoise is prized for its depth of color and the visual interest found in veins of matrix stone. Prized as a gemstone for 1000's of years, legend holds that turquoise has protective qualities.
(Quantity: 5, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon, Weight: 0.15 ct. t.w., Size: 2.5 mm)
SPINEL: This rare and durable gemstone, found in a beguiling shade of inky black, catches the eye when set in rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Spinel's red glow is also very beautiful in its own right and in ages past it was mistaken for a ruby. Spinel is also found in captivating tones of pink, purple and green.
SYNTHETIC SPINEL: A gemstone that is created in a laboratory to mimic the actual properties of a natural spinel. Commonly known as "created spinel," it can come in all the same varying shades, but is much more affordable. Traditionally made in a transparent blue.
(Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Marquise
MARQUISE: An elliptical shape that comes to a point at the top and bottom. Sometimes referred to as a "navette."
, Size: 3.5x1.5 mm)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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