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2017 Sterling Silver Snowflake Ornament

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Item # 80037943
2017 Sterling Silver Snowflake Ornament is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15.
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Price: 60$100.00|$60.00
Member Price: 54$90.00|$54.00
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Description

The 2017 Sterling Silver Snowflake Ornament celebrates The Met's cherished annual tradition of presenting a new snowflake ornament each year. This year's design is based on a plate in Snow Crystals in The Met collection, published in 1931. The book features the photographs of Wilson A. Bentley (American, 1865–1931), who in 1885 became the first person to capture an individual snowflake on film. Bentley photographed more than 5,000 snow crystals with a bellows camera fitted with a microscope. He popularized the phrase, "No two snowflakes are alike."

The 2017 Sterling Silver Snowflake Ornament celebrates The Met's cherished annual tradition of presenting a new snowflake ornament each year. This year's design is based on a plate in Snow Crystals in The Met collection, published in 1931. The book features the photographs of Wilson A. Bentley (American, 1865–1931), who in 1885 became the first person to capture an individual snowflake on film. Bentley photographed more than 5,000 snow crystals with a bellows camera fitted with a microscope. He popularized the phrase, "No two snowflakes are alike."

Details
  • Sterling silver
  • Includes a silver ribbon for hanging
  • 2 3/4'' diam.
  • Polish with a soft, dry cloth
  • Made in the USA
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Design and Great Box! I have all the snowflakes since 1971, and I would rate this one just-better-than-center in terms of attractiveness. I like it better than recent years' designs, and it does resemble a micrograph of a snowflake, as advertised. I'm glad they got away from the 3-dimensional laser-cut designs. Thank you, thank you, thank you for going back to the sturdy square boxes with the design embossed on the front! Those were the best ornament boxes. The new boxes even have the year printed on the side, which is even better. Last year's box was so bad that I dreaded what I would receive this year.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully detailed snowflake This is my 47th snowflake from MMA and one of the very best. Even the packaging box with its compact size and snowflake design information is great. Congratulations to MMA for a wonderful snowflake this year.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful ornament! We've collected the Sterling Snowflakes for several years and this 2017 edition is especially beautiful! Delighted with the purchase and The Met's delivery.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Snowflake Ornament, but The snowflake is really beautiful; however, the packaging is not nearly as nice as in the past. I am fine with the box not having a clear panel on the front, but disappointed that the snowflake is packaged in a plain grey cloth bag with no paper liner. The one from last year had a velvet bag with The Metropolitan Museum of Art printed on it.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful unique ornament with amazing design Each year since 1971 my husband and I purchase the ornament and engrave it with a memory for that year. It is our testament to our marriage.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have every ornament since the initial offering. A wonderful Christmas tradition we have really enjoyed over the years.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A family tradition is adding the annual silver snowflake to our tree.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tradition My mom started buying me the sterling silver snowflake every year since its inception. I have kept up the tradition. Although there a few years that I did not get after my dad died, I continue to buy it and am having some luck finding the years I am missing. Great family heirloom collection to pass onto my daughter.
Date published: 2017-12-09
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