French Vintage Pin Brooch Pair by Dessin 18k Gold Gems


A pair of two amazing vintage French pins by Dessin. These circa 1940s designed as the figures of Swami smoking hookah brooches are made of 18k gold with 14k gold pin stems.

Both swamis’ bodies are set with cabochon turquoise buttons. One brooch set with the coral head and feet, another one – with the pearl head and feet. The pearls are cultured. The swamis’ eyes are accented by a diamond in white gold setting. Each brooch features a round cut diamond at the center of the turban.

These French brooches were skillfully crafted to have a lot of charismatic charm and character.

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