This is a lovely antique stick pin with a 14K gold "head". It has the sweetest, beautiful genuine diamond at the center.
The wearing of stick pins began as a practical method of securing the capacious neckwear that had become so popular during the early 18th century.
The art of tying a voluminous cravat became an unmistakable sign of social standing.
By the end of the 18th century, when diamonds were discovered in South Africa, the precious stones began to adorn all of the finest stick pins.
This beauty is relatively simple, featuring a 14 karat gold placard at the top.
A little diamond is in-set at the center of the placard and surrounded by a hand-etched star pattern. The actual pin piece is plated with 9 karat gold.
The piece has been professionally tested to ensure the purity of the gold.
Though it exhibits a few minor surface scratches and some very minimal oxidization, this beautiful little pin remains in very good antique condition.
Measurements: 2 7/8" tall, Oblong placard is 20mm tall and 11mm wide, Diamond is approx. 1mm in diameter, Pin is 1 ½mm wide Weight: 2.1 grams (0.07 oz)