Here’s a fitting piece of jewelry to celebrate July 4th: a man on the moon brooch made of 18 karat yellow and white gold, and enamel. Designed to commemorate the first moon landing by American spaceflight Apollo 11 in 1969, this brooch was designed by the Belgian jewelers Pierre & Jacques Leysen soon after the landing. Only 10 of the brooches were made. (One of these brooches was given as a gift to President Nixon in 1969, his first year in office.)
An 18k yellow and white gold and enamel moon landing brooch, by Pierre & Jacques Leysen.