Desert Prize

Last Saturday my beau returned from his month long business trip to the California desert with a gift in hand. Thoughtful guy that he is, he stopped in at Ricochet Vintage Wears in Joshua Tree and found me this lovely item:

Isn't it sweet? 

I'm always curious to know more about my vintage items but alas I couldn't make out the stamp on the back side of this butterfly. 

Determined to discover something about this pin I searched "abalone butterfly" on Etsy and found many that looked similar, such as this beauty:

Turns out my little butterfly may very well be from the 1950s or 60s and was very possibly made in Mexico! 

What a great find, well done beau!

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