Vintage 18kt Sapphire Diamond & Emerald Lion Cub Pin
This charming lion pin is a vintage piece from the 1960s! Crafted in vibrant 18kt gold, the pin depicts a playful lion cub with 3-dimensional details. This particular motif was so popular during the 1960s and 1970s that it was worn by celebrities such as Grace Kelly, and variations of the lion cub pin design were produced by multiple makers including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany & Co. The whimsical lion design features long whiskers, a tousled mane, and a tail curved between its two front paws. Colorful gemstone accents decorate the lion's face, including a sapphire and sparkling diamond nose, and two emeralds that represent its eyes. Lightly engraved details cover the lion's body, creating a fur-like texture. On the back of the piece is a bar pin and c-catch clasp, allowing the pin to be securely fastened to a favorite garment. A fun and festive design, it is perfect for the vintage jewelry lover's collection!
Measurements: The pin measures 1 7/8" tall, 1 1/8" wide, and 1/2" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the gemstone accents, all of which are intact and securely set. The bar pin and clasp fasten securely and are in good working condition.