We adore this playful brooch pin by Tiffany and Company in the form of a starfish. The pin which has been crafted in Italy is comprised of cabochon turquoise of varying sizes and a single brilliant cut diamond set in an 18 karat yellow gold setting. The outside edge of the starfish features little 'tentacles' which have been sculpted to look very lifelike. Inside this surround is an array of cabochon turquoise and a single brilliant cut diamond that is offset to one side. There is a makers mark and gold purity mark to the rear along with the word 'Italy' indicating it was made in Italy for Tiffany and Company. We date the piece to circa 1960 and whilst we can't find another illustrated example of this particular version have found an identical iteration in coral leading us to believe there were two colourways. Such a fun and colourful piece of conversation evoking jewellery.
Marked - 'TIFFANY & CO 18Kt ITALY' for maker and purity
Measures - 3cm W x 3cm H
Total weight of piece - 9.3 grams