The brooch is in the form of a salamander with diamond body and green garnet eyes and a green garnet stripe down back. The clasp for the pin stem has been replaced.
S289 scratched on underside of tail
Ex-collection gemologist Mona Nesseth, CA; gift from Nesseth to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)
Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth