Kirsten's Corner Jewelry

Victorian-era 14K Gold & Pearl Stick Pin


This gorgeous 14 karat gold stick pin features a pearl at center, and is surrounded by smaller seed pearls around a flower like gold form. The whole pearl at center is milky white and measures 4.5mm; the smaller seed pearls measures 1.3mm. The flower form on the stick pin measures 1/2 an inch and the whole stick pin is approximately 2-3/8 inches. The weight of the pin is 1.2 grams.

Stick pins have a rich and interesting history. In the early and mid-1800s, it was customary for upper class men to wear tie pins to secure their cravats. Well-bred women took interest in these ornamental pieces and began to procure them for themselves. Women began wearing stick pins to secure their scarves, however the functionality of these items quickly evolved. Soon enough, these pins were worn on the lapels of coats and incorporated into hats. Stick pins rose to prominence in the Victorian era. This first generation of pins were made with gold, pearls, precious stones and gems. Over time, stick pins became less ornate and more subdued. To this day, collectors from around the world lust after antique stick pins for their ornate detail and beauty.

This stick pin would make a lovely addition to any Victorian era jewelry collection.

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