The parachute container closing pin has a very special function in the skydiving parachute system. This little curved pin is what saves the skydiver’s life each and every time. It’s purpose is to keep the main parachute container closed during free fall so the skydiver can perform beautiful aerial acrobatics at speeds exceeding 120mph. Once at proper altitude the skydiver deploys a small pilot shute which is attached to the pin and it is extracted from the closing loop and the container is opened which in turn deploys the main parachute for safe landing. Due to its very important function the closing pin has become an icon among the skydivers and it is the # 1 jewelry warn by all who’s life’s depend on it. Sometimes we don’t realize that the small thing in life is what matters! The closing pin used for this hand made jewelry is 100% authentic and certified by all FAA, PIA and TSO Standards in the skydiving industry. It is stainless steel, specifically treated for the use in the skydiving harness container systems. This Necklace is 100% Handcrafted by Iva.
Each Necklace is unique! 100% Made in USA with all American made components – sterling, polymer clay, glass beads, bone, and leather.
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