Kirsten's Corner

Victorian 14K Gold BPOE Elk Head Elks Lodge Pendant Charm


Circa 1890, we converted a 14k gold elk head stickpin, into a pendant or charm for contemporary use. The oval shaped medallion has a matte finish that has picked up a beautiful patina that shades and gives depth to the 14k gold. At its center is a bas relief elk, sculptural with hand engraved detail and an Old Mine Cut diamond set as the elk’s eye. The emblem belongs to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a fraternal order that was founded by a group of actors and entertainers in 1868. Still active today, the Elks Lodge is known as a quiet network of good deeds and generosity. An apt symbol, the elk is a majestic creature—powerful but not a predator—and a ruler of the forest. This pendant can be worn as a reminder to be the most benevolent and generous version of yourself.

The stickpin was made by M. Hammerslough Jeweler in Anaconda, Montana; the 14k gold bail was added by Kirsten’s Corner. The pendent weighs 2.48 grams. It is 1 1/16” x 7/8”, not including the bail which measures 5 x 7 mm.

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