A native of India now residing in Georgia, our jewelry designer draws inspiration from the exotic beauty and richly creative culture of her home state, Rajasthan. For this hair pin, a third-generation family of artisans bring her designs of hand-cut forged silver and gold-plated brass to life then seals to prevent tarnishing. This shimmering hair pin measures approx. 3.5in. with wooden pin to secure.
Don't waste your money I was given this as a gift and it was an awkward situation for both myself and Mike (the person who bought it for me). He had not opened it and looked at it prior to giving it to me so he was as surprised as I was. When I opened the box, the hair accessory was wrapped in a large amount of cellophane with a sticky label that had been partially removed. My initial reaction remains the same days later: I can buy something that looks like this from Jackalope's in Santa Fe, NM for under $5.00. The picture in the catalog makes it look like the silver part is hammered. It is not. I believe the metal was put through a rolling mill to imprint the pattern. As a former metalsmith, this piece is not well made. Very disappointed.