This is a large sized turtle pin with a smokey quartz stone as its shell! The stone measures a whopping 1 3/4th of an inch long and 1 inch deep! The facets of the stone are used to simulate the turtles shell. The turtle is gold plated and it can actually stand on four legs! It has a safety style pin clasp. There is minor wear to the finish, a small chip at the very point of the stone and you can see the oxidized metal color where the legs were soldered onto the body. The turtle measures approx. 3 inches from nose to tail. An awesome gift for any turtle collector or gal who likes BIG sparkles!
Tested as quartz with a Presidium gem tester but I cannot determine if it is natural or lab-created. A rough estimate using an online carat calculator puts this at over 200 carats! Please note I am not a gemologist.