C. 1980. Who could ever resist this friendly tropical .10 ct. t.w. sapphire and enamel toucan bird pin from our Estate collection? With his massive bill and colorful plumage, he is poised on a branch and ever-so-ready to make the short flight to his new home on your lapel. Revolver safety. Textured and polished 14kt yellow gold pin. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K 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: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.10 ct. t.w., Size: 2.5 mm)