Pietra Dura Stickpin
A gorgeous early 1900s Sterling Silver stickpin set with a piece of Italian Pietra Dura. This stickpin features an unusual diamond shaped piece of Pietra Dura. Pietra Dura is a very old inlay technique that uses semi-precious gems and hardstone slices to create pictures. The surface is smooth and level, different from mosaic technique. This stickpin has a floral scene in blue, white, and pink that is sent into a black background. The Sterling Silver frame has beautiful detailing, the interior design is polished and the border is textured with tiny lines. The contrast makes this piece especially eye-catching.
The head of this stickpin measures 1"long x 5/8" wide, the pin is 2 3/4" long. This piece is in excellent condition and would be a stellar addition to any collection!