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Posted 4 years ago


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I found this little bug pin today. It is marked "SILVER" and "CHINA" and is about 5 cm long. I believe it is made of a tiger eye, a natural pearl, and two little red stones. I tried to clean it but it was very difficult because of the many fine details of the pin. I tried to search on line but didn't come up with anything. I probably would not have bought it if I had my magnifying glass with me because I try to stay away from modern, mass-produced items - but I couldn't see what it said and I was sure that it was sterling silver. I am guessing that the pin is at least of vintage age - but I am not sure.

I would greatly appreciate if any of the experienced collectors/experts could give me some idea what I got here. But even I don't find out what it is, this pin will make an interesting conversation starter: My daughter finds it extremely ugly.

Thanks for looking:)

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  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    This is from the 1950-70's good find....!!!
  2. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    Yes it is Tigerit or also know as Tiger eye excuse spelling on first word but I'm sure you will understand as for the eye's could be Ruby will not swear by that. Good luck in your quest.
  3. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks a lot, Moonstonelover21! I knew you would be able to help:)
  4. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Also many thanks to mustangtony:)
  5. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    Zowie again I meant to also say the white is most probably cultured pearl.
  6. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks a lot, Zowie! Great help!
  7. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Oh is he cute ! Love him and nice find :-)
  8. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks a lot, Manikin. I am sure, if he could he would appreciate it:)
  9. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thank you vetraio50!
  10. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    I'm glad I could help because it's not often & everyone has been so helpful to me so thank you
  11. inky inky, 4 years ago
    Love bugs!...:-)
  12. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Zowie, once again, I want to say thank you to you. You have been very helpful. What I like about this site is that everyone is so helpful and so respectful. :)
  13. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Inky, I like bugs too - but only the once that don't move and invade my space :)
  14. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Very cute
  15. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks you, Agram.m:)
  16. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Many thanks, valentino97, blunderbuss2, and DrFluffy:)
  17. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    freiheit you are so Wright there it's just the odd one that comes across rude but other wise everyone has help me also so much & helped me learn a thing or two. Have a really good day & be safe.
  18. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Zowie, have a wonderful day!!!
  19. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Sean68, thanks a lot!
  20. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    I will thank You
  21. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    JayHow, thanks a lot for your comments. I guess we humans have had a love/hate relationship with bugs for a very long time. Just look at the ancient Egyptians. Some of the bugs are remarkable both in appearance and behavior. As for my daughter, I think it is hopeless. She still calls me when there is the smallest bug in her room. I have a very pretty butterfly brooch and she cannot stand it either. Oh well, I won't have to worry about her asking me to borrow my bugs:)
    Enjoy your weekend!
  22. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    Does she go to the beach because why I ask I not very long ago was watching a show on different sand & it is made up of microscopic bugs, so if you don't want her to go mention the bugs. True blew me away.
  23. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks a lot, pops53:)

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