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Laurel Wreath and Opal Stickpin

Whiteside and Blank wreath and opal stickpin. (J9495)

Laurels and Opal

The classical elegance of a golden laurel wreath surrounding an iridescent opal.  The wreath is exquisitely crafted and finely detailed while a small diamond set beneath the opal adds a touch of sparkle.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

This stickpin was created to Whiteside & Blank, a maker of beautiful stickpins and brooches during the early years of the last century.  Although this stickpin is not signed,  it is attributed to Whiteside & Blank based on similar jewels created by the maker and the level of craftsmanship.

On the reverse of the stickpin a sturdy pin stem is attached to the back with strong collet (see photo below).  The solid back of the wreath provides a sturdy framework to support and protect the opal.  On the right of the reverse "14K" is stamped for the purity of the gold.

Cost:  $585

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is just over  2 3/8" long and weighs 2.4 grams.  The laurel wreath is  5/8" tall and  1/2" wide.

Whiteside and Blank wreath and opal stickpin. (J9495)

Whiteside and Blank wreath and opal stickpin. (J9495)

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