Gold Retro Handbag Pin or Purse Brooch Signed AAi Vintage Jewelry
This retro heavy gold metal purse pin is designer signed AAi for Accessories Associates Inc.
The trademark was issued in 1988 but was cancelled by the owner in 2009. For this reason, and because AAi made some, but not all, really neat Retro and Art Deco reproduction pins, AAi signed jewelry is now highly collectible. Most of their well made jewelry was made in the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s; some pieces were out right copies of Gerry's jewelry which was a partial reason for their demise.
Some of their nicest collectible designs were Christmas trees, angels, santas, cats, and dolphins. Some of their harder to find designs are this handbag, the silver snow flake, and the gold Art Deco reindeer. Most other later designs are of sub-standard quality and not highly collectible.
This well made handbag pin is made of thick cast metal with thick brassy gold polished plating. The flap is accented with a clear rhinestone. Medium in size, the pin is 2" tall x 1 1/4" wide or 51 mm x 32 mm.
The entire pin is in very nice clean condition with no imperfections or flaws. There are no scratches, scuffs, or dings and there is no gold wear or loss of gold. The back has the original fine working safety clasp and the AAi cartouche.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.