This vintage, commemorative zodiac brooch was designed by Kai-Yin Lo to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon in 1987. The brooch is electroplated with 22 karat gold over sterling silver (vermeil) with a cultured pearl and red ruby eyes. It can be worn as a brooch or as a pendant on the double strand, beaded onyx necklace. Together with the original box and certificate of authenticity.
Year of the Dragon 1987
Designer: Kai-Yin Lo (Chinese) | The Franklin Mint (New York, New York, 1964-present)
Marked (back of brooch): FM 87 925 / Sterling KYL
Late 20th century
Necklace: Length 30 inches
Brooch: Width 2.5 Depth 0.5 Height 1.25 inches