The design for this pin is taken from a die found in an auction of items from a long-established jewelry maker. The original "DETROIT" die was used to cast the parts of badges for members of a fraternal order who hailed from the local Detroit chapter.
Jewelry designer Julie Hyde-Edwards has refashioned the city design into a pin and a pendant in sterling silver, making something new of something old while paying homage to the original design from the 1920s.
Modernmade Vintage was formed by Robert Edwards and Julie Hyde-Edwards to showcase Mid Century modern and industrial furniture and objects.
Pin measures 1.75 inches across