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This shield-shaped brooch is composed of stylized white gold vines tipped with scrolling yellow gold leaves which surround an oval green cabochon tourmaline. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and safety clasp on the back. Maker's mark stamped on rectangle soldered to back of bezel (see Inscriptions).
Boston jeweler Frank Gardner Hale brought techniques he learned from English Arts and Crafts jewelers back to his hometown. His leadership in the Society of Arts and Crafts Boston profoundly influenced American jewelers. This brooch unites sinuous curves with a green tourmaline from Maine, a combination typical of Hale's style.
"F.G. HALE" (in block letters)
Hale, Frank Gardner, 1876-1945 (Jeweler)
1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)