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Alice Caviness Sterling Vermeil Turtle Pin Gold Filigree Figural 1960s Jewelry

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Very cute little turtle pin is made of sterling vermeil, and has refined details. With filigree or cannetille styling, the pin has a delicate look as well as being petite in size. It has two tiny red rhinestone eyes. The pin is marked “STERLING GERMANY” and “ALICE CAVINESS” (see below) on the interior. It is in very good vintage condition with expected patina on the surface, and some wear to the gold vermeil. I have only lightly cleaned it, and recommend using only a soft cloth to maintain it so as not to disturb the vermeil. Turtles are a symbol of many things in many cultures, but are generally known for their wisdom, tranquility, and steadfastness. This little guy is adorable.

ALICE CAVINESS JEWELRY was founded in the mid- late 1940’s by Alice with, eventually, her husband, Jules joining the business as it grew. She had been a fashion and glove model, and decided to widen her horizons by creating lines of jewelry, generally, two per year. With a showroom on Fifth Ave., she gradually expanded her locations throughout the U.S. in the 1950’s. Caviness Jewelry was only sold in high end boutiques, department stores, and fine jewelry shops. In the early 1960’s, Alice found superb manufacturers of sterling, sterling vermeil, enamels, and filigrees in Europe. Those pieces became a staple in her line, and are highly sought after today. This little pin is a fine example of Alice Caviness’s commitment to creating distinctive and unusual jewelry.

SIZE: 1-1/2”W x 1”H

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Alice Caviness Sterling Vermeil Turtle Pin Gold Filigree Figural 1960s Jewelry


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: sterling silver, gold vermeil
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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