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 lustrous oval moonstone glistens and glows from within a hand engraved 14K yellow gold frame in this charming Victorian-era stickpin. The top measures 9/16 by 7/16 inch; 2 3/4 inches long.
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.
A luminous high-domed moonstone is orbited by eleven purple stars of various hues in this striking and celestial stickpin, hand fabricated in gleaming 15K yellow gold, hence more than likely originating from the United Kingdom - circa 1910.
A bright, translucent apple-green jade oval of substantial thickness is simply and elegantly displayed atop a gold stickpin. The jade measures 1/2 inch by just over 3/8 inch-wide and is accompanied by a gemological certificate from the Stone Group Lab stating natural jadeite, no polymers or dyes, Bu...(more)
An entrancing peacock-colored, pear-shape black opal, weighing 1.50 carats, is exotically presented in a shimmering green enamel and diamond-set frame in this consummate and quintessential Art Nouveau jewel. Please note that there is a very small chip at the tip of the opal. The top element measures...(more)