See all the pictures which complete the description. Circa 1930s-1940s according to family. This is a beautiful hand made Navajo Native American pin, with excellent traditional stamping, very clean and crisp, and repoussé. Stunningly beautiful Dragon's Breath (see below).Measures 11/16" high at center x 2-1/8" wide. Will come in a gift box. What collectors know as the "Dragon's Breath" stone was first used in jewelry manufacture in the early 1900s. Made of glass, it emulates a cross between the Mexican fire opal and jelly opal. Molten metals were added to the glass during manufacture to provide the fiery coloration of these stones.
When stuck by light at different angles, Dragon's Breath stones change in color from red to blue with subtle hints of other colors translating to an overall bright blue or purple hue. Vaporous flashes from within the stones are known as the "breath" from which the name is derived. These stones have no foil backing and are transparent. They have rounded tops and flat backs, also known as cabochons, rather than being faceted like a rhinestone. Many are round or oval in shape.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "iamcountryroadgifts" and is located in this country: US.
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