Inspired by the work of William Spratling, Victor Pereyra uses pure silver to create this large dragonfly pin / brooch.
Creating the piece in pure silver allowed Victor to create wonderful detail on the body and wings of the dragonfly.
As you know, pure silver, is .999 and sterling is .925. Because this is made using pure silver, the piece will not tarnish as easily as sterling since sterling has a copper alloy in it which causes the metal to tarnish over time.
The clasp that is attached to the pin is marked "925", which gives the piece a secure pin. Therefore, the "925" stamp is not indicative of the silver content of the pin itself, but rather the clasp that is attached to each piece.
Markings are "Victor".
30 grams pure silver
4 inches long by 4 inches wide