Straight from the Atomic Age! This midcentury moderne piece is a fantastic representation of how the rise in atomic science and space exploration between 1940 and 1960 influenced designs of the period. This pin is nearly as light and airy as an atom, and nearly as indestructible with its solid 14k gold framework. A stunning 7.6mm genuine cultured pearl adorns the center while Persian turquoise accents the ends of every other ray of the starburst. Its light and playful design adds character to whatever it is pinned to, and it looks great strung on a chain and worn as a pendant as well! It is equipped with both a pinback and a bale so it can be worn easily either way! This piece measures about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.