This is a very cute hairpin that was once enameled or painted a deep blue at one time but much of the enameling is worn off. The head of the pin has an acanthus design on both sides. There are nod dents or dings. The metal may be sterling but I am unsure. The needle portion has a twist part way down that looks very nice. the overall length is 3 1/8" and the head itself is 3/4" tall by 3/8".