We invite you to consider this elegant vintage sterling silver hairpin from the studio of Pat Areias in Carmel, CA. The hairpin measures 3 3/4" in length by 1 1/4" at its widest point and 1/16" - 1/8" in thicknesses. Pat began her business in the 1980's in Mexico designing and crafting belts and buckles in silver and expanded into the jewelry and other silver work within 2 years. After 30 years her California studio is well established. Each piece is handcrafted and influenced by both South American, Mexican, Danish and Art Deco craftsmanship and aesthetics. The piece with its curved shape and openwork decorative top is perfect to secure or decorate your hair in an updo or perhaps a chignon or French twist style. Its wavy design in the two prongs will help to hold it securely. The hairpin is in good, estate condition with no damage. We will ship it to you in a jewelry gift box for giving or keeping as you wish.