C. 1970. With an interesting and angular design, this enamel and cultured freshwater pearl bird pin from our Estate collection tells a charming and colorful story. The family unit gathers around the nest to protect the eggs and portrays a tender, sentimental scene. Note their twinkling ruby eyes, alert and watchful. Push-pull safety. Textured 18kt yellow gold pin with enamel. 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.
ENAMEL: Enamel is a glass-like colored coating which is applied or "painted" over the surface of a piece of metal, ceramic or glass. Enamel is made from powdered glass or an epoxy resin material.
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.
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: 3, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.02 ct. t.w., Size: 1 mm)
Cultured Freshwater Pearl
CULTURED PEARLS: Likened to the moon, pearls have been valued for their luminous glow and natural beauty for thousands of years. Today, high-quality cultured freshwater pearls make pearl jewelry affordable to all. Pearl is the traditional birthstone for the month of June.
(Color: White, Quantity: 3, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Size: 3 mm)