Item # 740P-Vintage Zuni 40pc Turquoise Teardrop and Round Snowflake Brooch/Pin

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Item # 740P-Vintage Zuni 40pc Turquoise Teardrop and Round Snowflake Brooch/Pin

256.95
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  Extra large vintage Zuni forty (40) stone turquoise teardrop and rounds snowflake brooch/pin! The extra large snowflake consists of a single large circular cut and polished turquoise stone in center wrapped with twisted wire. The artist continues with seven (7) teardrop cut and polished stones with a silver drop separating each stone. Then a circular setting of six (6) repousse' crescent moons and silver drops set inside two (2) circular twisted wire borders. The next added decoration consists of twenty five (25) circular cut round turquoise stones with everything mounted to an oxidized silver base. The silversmoith encircles the outer rim with twisted wire. The artist finishes the brooch by encircling the main body with fourteen (14) repousse' crescent moons attached end to end around the brooch with seven (7) alternating turquoise rounds and silver drops connected to the connecting points of the crescent moons. They complete the brooch by attaching a 2 inch long safety locking pin and clasp on the back.

The extra large brooch measures approximately 3 1/8" diameter and weighs 29.7 grams (1.05 ounces or .95 troy ounces). The piece is unsigned Sterling Silver. Estimating the piece from early 70's to 80's era. Beautifully decorated Zuni crafted brooch/pin!  $256.95