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    Posted 2 months ago

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    Does anyone know what this is? I thought it was a brooch, but I see no way to fasten it to anything
    it is all sterling and I think the stone is onyx, I picked it up at a garage sale for 4 dollars, I do love it !
    but I have no idea of its purpose? the safety chain does not detach and the little spring like thingy
    doesn't move? Any ideas would be appreciated

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    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 months ago
      It looks as if the coiled portion should be removable - likely covers the sharp tip of the pin.
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 2 months ago
      Maybe it's a tie bar?
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
      It reminds me of a tie bar decoration for men and women I see in a lot of ads now and there is usually chains used in part of decoration.
    4. sgg1057, 2 months ago
      Ohh you are right!! I tried tugging and twisting on the coiled part a little
      but it didn't move, after your comment I tried a little harder,,, lo and behold
      it did come off and reveal a pin. I guess it is a tie clip

      Thank you for all of your help
    5. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 months ago
      Ok….here’s what I would love to see now: put it on a tie and edit your post but removing 1 picture and replacing it with a new one of it adorning a tie.
      That would be a special treat for all who have contributed to help solve the mystery. :^)
    6. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      I DO like this pin -- I was kinda thinking that coiled part should come loose too, and am happy you followed up to let us all know -- THANKS for that, Shelley!! :-) :-) :-) The only thing I remain curious about is exactly how big it is...? ;-)

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