Sometimes, we come across pieces that are just begging to be reworked into a modern interpretation of their original form. Like this cabochon garnet stick pin with a dragonfly on the back, that’s gone through a conversion into a pendant.
You can see pictures of the original stick pin. The handworked detail that went into its creation is something to behold – from the hand-carved double prongs holding the deep red-violet garnet to the sassy dragonfly on the back (also hand-carved). We spruced him up a bit, using the hand turned pin as the new bale for the pendant and tucking the dragonfly’s tail down a bit, so it isn’t a sweater snagger. Now, will you wear it cabochon forward, dragonfly forward or switch between the two? We’ll leave that up to you.
The garnet sits in 14kt yellow gold (tested) mounting and the entire pendant is 4.06dwt. The garnet has two tiny chips, which given its age, are commensurate wear for a piece of this time.
**The ring will ship USPS Priority Mail (in the US). Should you wish for additional shipping insurance to cover the full value of the piece, please message us prior to purchase.