Kirsten's Corner Jewelry
Victorian 18K Gold & Sterling Silver Equestrian Hat Stick Pin
This is a fantastic stick pin, made in the 1890s in the popular equestrian-hunting theme. This gentleman's pin has some great details and an elegant and simple design. The top of the equestrian cap is sterling silver and there is some nice 18 karat gold detail wire-work around the rim and the top dome of the hat. The stick and the back of the hat is also 18 karat gold and has been tested as such.
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. Pins were also worn on the lapels of coats and incorporated into hats. Stick pins rose to prominence in the Victorian era.
The stick pin measures 3 inches and the hat measures 1 inch. The stick pin weighs a total of 3 grams.