Please visit our store for more beautiful jewelry and designers clothing. You are welcome to ask any questions you might have. In Greek myphology , Athena competed with Poseidon for possession of Athens. Poseidon claimed possession by thrusting his trident into the Acropolis, where a well of sea-water gushed out.
Athena took possession by planting the first olive tree beside the well. The court of gods and goddesses ruled that Athena had the better right to the land because she had given it the better gift (from Wikipedia). Figural pins were introduced during Victorian era. Brooches depicted hunting dogs, horses, charming foxes, bunnies, marlines, hunting guns, fishing poles, tennis rackets, bicycles, exotic birds, flora and fauna - whatever struck wearer's fancy.
These lovely adornments became increasingly popular around 1950s. By then most prominent jewelry houses started to craft adorable fawns, playful kittens, puppies, baby lions, and First Ladies and aristocracy collected them.
The item "14K Yellow Gold Ruby Diamond Textured Olive Branch Vintage Brooch Pin Pendant" is in sale since Friday, October 27, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Pins & Brooches\Diamonds & Gemstones". The seller is "stylenow007" and is located in Palisades Park, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.