Coat pin

An interesting coat pin
  • dendritic agate silver coat pin braided border
  • dendritic agate silver coat pin braided border
  • dendritic agate silver coat pin braided border
  • dendritic agate silver coat pin braided border

2015
Sterling silver and dendritic agate

Agate size: 33.5 x 27.5 mm
Pin size: 84 x 36.5 mm


My mother-in-law bought a thick dark purple coat without any embellishments and asked me to make a pin that will brighten it up. I chose this beautiful agate because it will pick up any colours around it and can be worn with many different coats, jackets and scarves. I wanted to make an interesting border to match the interesting stone, without taking too much attention away from the stone and I think that the braided border was a good choice.

The gemstone is set in an open back so as to allow light through from the back. Three strands of thick wire were loosely braided together to form a border for the setting and a pin was soldered onto the back.


Silver
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