Black and red stick pin | Victorian lapel pin for men or women


The molded glass used for these black Victorian stick pins dates to the Art Deco era, based not only on the style, but also the details and the labor involved in finishing the piece.

A cranberry carnelian-colored round or almond-shaped detail has been added, along with a natural, unfinished brass pin.

• Decorative head is 1 1/8″ tall x 1 1/8″ wide at the widest point.
• Pin itself is 2 1/8″ long
• Closed with an aged metal clutch

Either style shown is available from this listing. Use the drop down menu to select either the black with round carnelian-colored cab, or almond-shaped cab.

The stick pin is one of the only pieces of jewelry originally made for men. It was first used to hold a man’s neck scarf in place. The scarf was called a cravat, if you’ve ever read regency romance novels or watched Bridgerton. By the Victorian era, men were wearing pins on their coats, as well as their collars and scarves. Today, men and women both wear stick pins on suit jackets, blazer or sweater lapels, on blouses, in ties, and yes, still in scarves, if you’re really fabulous.

Glass was an essential material in Art Deco era 1920s and 1930s costume jewelry. Precious gemstones like rubies, sapphires, diamonds and emeralds were coveted, and glass provided a way to simulate the jewels that had before costume jewelry had only been available to the wealthiest. Ancient techniques for making class, and new techniques for pouring, molding, and pressing glass were used, and the glass pieces made for Art Deco designs are still available today.

These stick pins are made from pressed glass cabochons likely made between mid to late 1920 to early 1940s.

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