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Bentley Snowflake Pin/Pendant
Item #40378
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Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

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 Swarovski® 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.
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.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
By Kay
FL
January 12, 2017
5.05
"I could wear this to the most formal or casual events. Excellent construction."
By jewelry collector
Ventral Indiana
December 13, 2016
5.05
"Very pretty pin/pendant. I like its versatility and beauty."
By Mel the shopper
Arizona
December 06, 2016
5.05
"As a hostess gift"
By Susie Q
Boston, MA
December 29, 2016
5.05
"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."
By Ceci
Georgia
December 03, 2015
5.05
"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."