,Bow shaped and layered with black with lots of movement. There is some golden colors on the edges of the layers. I think this is just the adhesive used to bond the layers but it adds an interesting look to the brooch. The catch on the back is a simple "C" the the findings embedded into the bakelite. Simichrome tested, measures 2-3/8" wide, 3/8" thick and 2-1/2" long including the dangles. Excellent condition with a polished shiny finish. There are only some fine light scratches and a few marks on the back. An interesting, and eye catching brooch for your jewelry collection.