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Bentley Snowflake Pin/Pendant

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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.

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

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Customer Reviews

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(based on 29 reviews)

December 16, 2019
"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."
By Kay
January 12, 2017
"I could wear this to the most formal or casual events. Excellent construction."
By jewelry collector
Ventral Indiana
December 13, 2016
"Very pretty pin/pendant. I like its versatility and beauty."
By Mel the shopper
December 06, 2016
"As a hostess gift"
By Susie Q
Boston, MA
December 29, 2015
"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."