Bentley Snowflake Pin/Pendant

Product Rating: 4 out of 5 (29 reviews) Write a Review
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Description

Dazzle With Fire and Ice. A glistening homage to one of Wilson Bentley's striking snow crystal micrographs, our Smithsonian-licensed Bentley Snowflake Pin/Pendant is encrusted with crystals. An enchanting adornment—for your holiday wardrobe or for your Christmas tree—it comes with a 28"l. black necklace cord and a red ornament ribbon. Pewter base. Made in the U.S.A.

This jewelry item comes packaged in a white box (pictured).

Museum Story

Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931), a self-educated Vermont farmer, was so enthralled by snowflakes that he adapted a microscope to a bellows camera to capture images of these tiny beauties. His pioneering work in photomicrography produced thousands of pictures of different snowflakes and proved that each fleeting snowflake was a unique masterpiece. Almost 500 of these photos were donated to the Smithsonian by Mr. Bentley. Now curated by our National Museum of American History, these striking images inspired our selection of glittering gifts, decorative pieces and apparel.

Details

2.5" dia.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 

4 out of 5

Based on 29 Reviews

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2

C H Chadband

December 16, 2019

Customer Rating: 2 out of 5 Don't buy this unless you plan on losing it right...

Don't buy this unless you plan on losing it right away. My clasp DOES NOT WORK and when I went to wear at a special event I had to take it off after a FOURTH TIME of redoing the clasp. Now I'm stuck with a beautiful piece of jewelry I cannot use.

5

Kay

January 12, 2017

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I could wear this to the most formal or casual eve...

I could wear this to the most formal or casual events. Excellent construction. FL

5

jewelry collector

December 13, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Very pretty pin/pendant. I like its versatility a...

Very pretty pin/pendant. I like its versatility and beauty. Ventral Indiana

5

Mel the shopper

December 6, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 As a hostess gift...

As a hostess gift Arizona

5

Susie Q

December 29, 2015

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 This looks spectacular on the 30" silver chain I a...

This looks spectacular on the 30" silver chain I already owned. Every where I turn, someone has something nice to say about it. The recipients of the ones I gifted loved them too. Boston, MA

5

Ceci

December 3, 2015

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 This is perfect for that little black dress, or a...

This is perfect for that little black dress, or a solid top. It's so elegant. I'm also thinking of how I can use it for a table centerpiece. Georgia

5

SK

January 12, 2015

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Gave this to my mom for Xmas. She loved it, and I...

Gave this to my mom for Xmas. She loved it, and I wish I could have bought one for all the girls in my family. Stafford Virginia

5

Frogman

December 29, 2014

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Given as a gift and it was well received. My wife...

Given as a gift and it was well received. My wife has worn it to both church functions and other meetings she has attended and it has always been complimented. North Carolina

5

kayzee

January 11, 2014

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Great gift for snowflake lover....

Great gift for snowflake lover. Lansdale, PA

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