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 sandcast barrette was further decorated by stampwork after being removed from the casting mold. It holds a stone of Turquoise Mountain turquoise. 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.
Stone: 1/2" x 7/16"
Dimensions of barrette: 3 1/8" x 1 1/8"