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This piece is truly lovely; a hat pin with a screw-in shank and large pearl spheres at either end. Each sphere is nestled into a gold tone filigree setting with a lovely art-nouveau style cut out design. The metal may be gold or gold plated but I cannot find any mark on this so cannot confirm it. It may simply be non-precious metal. If viewed closely under a loupe, there are fine surface scratches to the pearls and some minor pitting to the metal areas but this is almost impossible to see with the naked eye. As you can see in the photos, the piece is in great vintage condition and has a wonderful presence.