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The beautiful shell pin is adapted from a design Martha Washington used for cross-stitch cushions at Mount Vernon. This shell pin was designed by renowned jewelry designer, Ann Hand, and is made in sterling silver clad in 18k gold with a 14mm faux South Sea pearl and a synthetic sapphire (a blue Swarovski crystal). Designed to also be worn with Ann Hand's faux pearl necklace. Approximately 1 1/2" x 1 5/8". A Story Card is included. See the 'Additional Information' tab for the Story Card verbiage. Deluxe Custom Gold Wrap is included. It is Ann Hand's gift to you at no charge.
The Story Card reads: "This beautiful shell pin is adapted from Martha Washington's shell, a design she used for cross-stitch cushions now in the Mount Vernon collection. Mrs. Washington completed 12 of these shell-patterened cushions over a period of thirty-six years, many of which were used on Windsor chairs. Obviously this was a tedious project for Mrs. Washington for in June of 1794 she wrote to her niece, "...send me the two bags that has my worked chear Bottoms in, as I intend to have them made into something if they are not spoiled and Eaten up with the moth..." One "chear Bottom" is on display at the Mount Vernon Museum."