So sweet and simple in appearance, yet incredibly intricate in its make, this adorable pin was created around 1840! Considering it is made up of tiny seed pearls strung on fishing line and then woven onto carved mother-of-pearl, it is amazing that it has endured for nearly two centuries! The amount of effort this must have taken to create speaks to the dedication of the craftspeople of the early Victorian era. Each pearl is natural, a true rarity today now that we know how to farm them. The design is multi-layered, giving it sculptural dimension and a varied texture. The piece is secured to a 14k yellow gold ring and pinback. Pearls were almost exclusively a treat for the noble classes considering their rarity and the scarcity of gold at the time reinforces the notion that this, although small, is and was a very fine piece of jewelry. It measures about 1 1/4 inches in diameter.