A jabot pin is a brooch
with a bejeweled motif at either end. It is
Art Deco Platinum, Diamond, Emerald Jabot Pin. Image courtesy of Lang Antiques.
pinned in such a way that only the decorative ends are seen, allowing the fabric to show in between. Circa mid-seventeenth century, jabot pins were used to secure the ruffled or lace piece of fabric (the jabot) that men wore on the front of their shirts. Jabot pins became particularly popular in the 1920s and the 1930s and were fabricated in the Art Deco
aesthetic of geometric designs featuring such materials as platinum
, carved rock crystal