Kirsten's Corner Jewelry
Late Victorian 14K Gold, Platinum, and Pearl Golf Club Stick Pin
This is a fabulous 14kt yellow gold, platinum, and pearl golf club stick pin. This piece dates from the late 1800s. Although the piece is unmarked, I have tested it as 14kt yellow gold and platinum.
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. Well-bred women took interest in these ornamental pieces and began to procure them for themselves. Women 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 lust after Victorian stick pins for their ornate detail and beauty.
This is a fantastic rendering of a golf club, it is delightfully detailed yet minimal in its design. This piece is approximately 2 1/2 inches long. The pearl is approximately 2.85mm in size. The length of the putter is approximately 1/2 an inch long. This stick pin weighs approximate 1.85 grams.
This antique piece is perfectly unisex. This pin would make a thoughtful gift for the avid golfer in your life!