C. 1980. From our Estate collection, this .65 ct. t.w. sapphire floral basket pin is a bouquet of sparkling elegance! Pretty enamel petals lead the eye to sapphire-centered blossoms bursting with springtime energy. Give your lapel the gift of style and charm with this Estate treasure. Revolver safety. Textured and polished 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.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
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.
REVOLVER: A safety that conceals the point of a pin and keeps it in place with a revolving lever mechanism.
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: 7, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.65 ct. t.w., Size: 2-4 mm)