Hand & Hammer Silversmiths creates each piece of jewelry in the same manner today as blacksmiths did centuries ago. This George Washington cypher pin is a perfect example of the way the colonial artisan intertwined the letters of the alphabet into a practical monogram or cypher. Such cyphers were frequently used as an embellishment. Along with the owner’s coat of arms, it identified his coach, clothing or wax seal. Available in sterling silver and vermeil. This brooch and pendant is hand made in America and measures 1 1/4".