I once heard a vintage jewelry dealer say that she found circle pins boring. I was shocked because circle pins are one, if not the oldest of all jewelry designs. They are not boring. A design like this is classy and elegant.
It is a timeless design that never goes out of style. Circle pins are symbolic and represent the circle of life, or no beginning and no end; the same symbolism as rings you wear on your fingers. It is also hard to find two circle pins that are ever the same as jewelry artist over hundreds of years have used great imagination to create a vast array of variations. Ive always collected circle pins and have many in my collection.
This is one of the loveliest designer circle pins you will ever see. It is designer signed by Catamore and was made in the 1950s. Catamore made fine jewelry that was sold in jewelry stores such as Zales. They began business in Providence RI in 1942 and closed in 1981.
This gold pin features 8 marquise cabs in polished black Onyx, set in a pinwheel fashion in custom made gold bezels. The brooch is medium to petite in size and measures 1 3/8" wide. The back is signed Catamore 1/20 12kt GF.
This pin is in superb condition and looks like new. The onyx cabs are perfect with no scratches, chips, or scuffs. The gold is perfect as well with no wear anywhere. The pin has the original fine working safety clasp as well. You can add a gold brooch slider to convert this pin to a pendant by checking the option box. Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation brooch box.