Kirsten's Corner Jewelry
Victorian 14K Rose Gold & White Gold Spiral Lover's Knot Stick Pin
This elegant Victorian era stick pin features a spiral knot, in platinum and rose gold, which takes the form of a circle. The knots can also be interpreted as lover's knots, which was a customary theme of Victorian era sentimental jewelry. There are three colors on this stick pin; the stick part of the pin is made of yellow gold. The pin measures 2-1/2 inches in length and the top knot featured on the stick is approximately 1/2 an inch. The pin has no marks but tests to 14KT gold. Circa 1890. In great condition; weighs 1.6 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. Women also took interest in these ornamental pieces and began to procure them for themselves. They 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 seek antique stick pins for their ornate detail and beauty.
This antique would make an unforgettable gift or lovely addition to any jewelry collection.