Mary Cayanito is part of the extended Cayanito family which includes silversmith brothers Herbert and Tom. Mary is best known for her sandcast bracelets, but she is adept in many techniques of smithing silver.
This "butterfly" concha barrette has deep and precise stampwork. It is set with a round of Chinese turquoise that could easily pass for Royston turquoise from Nevada. Closure on back is the standard French-manufactured pressure-hinge mechanism. Width between the hinges (where the hair fits) is 2".
Hallmarked "MC" and stamped "Sterling" on back.
Stone: 1/2" diameter
Overall dimensions of barrette: 3" x 1 1/8"