Known as ' sweetheart jewelry ', this type of pin was given to mothers as young men (and women) left home to make their mark in the world. This one was quite tarnished when I found it in an auction box, but with gentle cleaning, it has returned to the soft, gold glow. It is lightly scuffed from years of wear and storage. There is no statement to gold content so my guess is this was a gold washed piece. The clasp works well, it measures 1 1/2" in length and 1 3/4 in width. An interesting antique to own or give as a gift.