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Comet Pin c1940

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$38.00

Edmond Halley published the 1st catalog of the orbits of 24 comets, calculating that the comets were seen in 1531, 1607, and 1682 and had had very similar orbits. He suggested that these comets were actually one that returned about every 76 years. He predicted the next return for 1758. Halley did not live to see his prediction come true, but the comet was sighted 1758, and was named in Halley’s honor.  Since the noteriety of Halley's Comet, the comet has become a favored motif among jewelry designers and collectors.  It continues to be so today.

Our comet pin is a charmer.  It is gold toned metal with a central light blue prong-set rhinestone surrounded by clear rhinestones. The geometric background form adds another interesting dimension.  In lovely condition.  1 3/4"T X 1 3/16"W.  A sparkling tribute to one of the wonders of our universe.