This item sold on July 19, 2012.
It is made from carved jet. Jet is fossilized wood and is considered a rare collector's item. Real jet is hard to find. (Most of the 'jet' that's around is actually French Jet, which is glass. There are lots of other jet imitators out there but this is the real thing.) When you've held real jet in your hand, you can understand why it's so desirable. It's really quite a unique material. It is also known as 'black amber'.
The clasp is untested silver colored metal. This brooch is in perfect condition without a flaw.
The size of this brooch is approximately: 1.9" x 0.5".
I think this is a wonderful piece of jewelry. It feels lovely in the hand. I imagine it on a fitted jacket with darts at the waist and a white silk blouse, but I'm sure you'll put your own unique style to wearing it. I love it when I see someone wearing a brooch, it really seems to make a statement of true individualism. You sometimes see a really young woman here in Berlin wearing a brooch and it's always so stunning because she's too young to remember when everyone wore brooches. You could wear this brooch vertically or horizontally.
This beautiful brooch will be rushed to you from Berlin, well packaged, with tracking number. It comes in a gift box.