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Posted 6 years ago


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Here is a vintage sterling silver pin.

I have a good idea of what it represents and what the center piece is made of, but I thought it would be fun to open it up to others.

Please post your opinion on the item.

I will post what I believe at the end of the day.

Good luck!


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  1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    The sterling pin is the out line of the island of Oahu and the stone is called cat-eye. I have a cat eye ring posted on my show and tell. The ring was given to my mother by my dad when we lived in Hawaii 1950.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    My grandmother had a cat's eye brooch here in Oz! I think I have it somewhere. It's not to be confused with the stone called a cat's eye. It's the 'operculum' of a mollusc: Turbo smaragdus/petholatus etc or Turban snails. It's the animal form of a 'hatch' and nicely is the same round or oval shape of a submarine's breech/hatch. Nature's design copied by man.
    Good luck, evil eye mojo jewel.
    I'll go for Oahu - well done ttomtucker!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Congratulations-- Great job tom! And great information on the operculum vetraio!

    That is pretty much what I thought: The cut out represents Oahu (the middle photograph of the front has the correct orientation). The applied object is an operculum and it is also known as a "pacific cat eye".

    I would think that this dates from about the 1940s- 1950s.

    I like it because it fits with my WW2 sweetheart and souvenir items.

  4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks tom, vetraio, Purdy, and Alfredo.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks bellin.

  6. EmmaPeel, 1 year ago
    I believe this may be what is known as "Shiva's Eye". It is an operculum, but possibly from a different species.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for the information emma-- I'll have to check out a "Shiva's Eye".

  8. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks cultcha.


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