"A gentleman isn't fully dressed without a stick pin." Somebody famous once said that but he forgot to include the ladies. This early-twentieth-century charmer highlights a sweet, honey-colored citrine with an unusual 'buff-cut' (i.e., cabochoned on top, faceted in back) presented in a fanciful 14 k...(more)
Art Nouveau stick pin perfection! A natural pearl glimmers from within a curvaceous whiplash foliate design so indicative of the period. The whiplashes are finished in baked enamel and delicately colored in gently fading orange at the outer edges, behind which glows through rich 14 karat yellow gold...(more)
Crafted in 9 karat yellow gold (hence most likely of British origin), this charming Victorian horseshoe stickpin sparkles with .60 carats of old mine-cut diamonds. There is a tradition of giving newlyweds a symbol of a horseshoe in order to wish them good luck in their marriage. This pin has a bit o...(more)
Celebrate the dastardly culprit behind all of mankind's woes with this seriously evil stickpin, 'realistically' rendered (the spitting image!) in 18K yellow gold (the pin too) with a small old mine sparkler in his mouth. Circa 1900. 3 1/8 inch long.
A very wise (and completely politically correct) Chinese elder dons bookish spectacles, traditional headgear and a very impressive Fu Manchu mustache in this whimsical and exotic Art Deco jabot pin by Polak-Ainé, Paris, circa 1925. He is molded in rich cinnabar red glass and embellished with...(more)
An exotically attractive Nubian princess, masterfully hand carved from ebony, dons a cornrow coif and golden hoop earrings, and crowns a very striking and unusual stickpin. She measures 1 and 1/8 by just under 3/4 inch; the pin measures a full 3 and 5/8 inches.
A swarthy, rosy-cheeked Arab sheik is keeping cool in a white enameled gem set kafiya in this striking and collectable stick pin. Arab chic!
Something quite striking and unusual in a good luck horseshoe (stick) pin. Measuring a sizable 1 1/4 by 1 inch, this unique adornment glistens with 2 carats of light green emeralds (technically green beryl, the exact same material as emerald but less saturated in color), outlined on the inside with ...(more)
The queen of the jungle, expertly sculpted and hand detailed in three dimensions, with glowing ruby eyes and bared fangs, tops this fiercely dramatic stickpin dating back to the turn-of-the-twentieth century. She measure 1/2 inch wide, the pin is just under 3 inches.
This exotic stickpin depicts a young gypsy or peasant girl playing the tambourine. Her dark eyes, rosy cheeks, coy smile and European attire, artfully rendered in multi-colored enamel, conjure distant times, faraway lands, campfires and caravans. A tiny diamond glitters in her head scarf. Perfect fo...(more)
From the late-1700s/early-1800s. A glistening diamond hand, sculpted in darkly oxidized silver, disembodied from both its arm and its original jewelry context (probably a necklace clasp), has been repurposed into a dramatic, whimsical and weird stickpin. Thoroughly studded with about one-and-a-half ...(more)
A swarthy, stern looking, rosy-cheeked Arab gent, decked out in a golden gem-set (diamonds, rubies and demantoid garnets) keffiyeh is artfully rendered in multi-colored enamel in this very unusual, exotic and collectable stickpin - circa 1900.