This pin has been in my family for many years. Before it was given to me, it belonged to my mom and before it belonged to my mother, it belonged to her mother.
When my mom was moving and was having her moving sale, I remember this was actually for sale. She is not a big "pin-wearer, " so it would not been a huge deal to her if she sold it and made a little money.
At the sale, there were all sorts of different people who showed up. In fact, there were a few jewelers who came specifically to scoop up silver and gold.
One of them picked a few pieces to buy, and stopped at this pin, he remarked at what a nice piece it was and asked why were selling it. That's when my mom reconsidered. She hid it away from the other jewelry for sale and later asked me if I wanted it. As you can see, I wanted it very much.
I love the intricate engraving allover the front. I love the bow-shape of the pin with the bright pink marquise-set jewel. The center stone looks like glass to me. I'm not a jeweler or art historian, but I think the design of the pin looks very Art Deco and could be from the time period.
I have no clue what country it originated from, exactly how old it is, or how highly collectible these pins are. I do know it is authentic since it has been in my family for generations. The condition is excellent with no flaws on the center jewel, no scratches on the pin and the back fastener still works!