1920s Chinese Sterling Silver Gold Gilt Jade Stickpin Stick Pin
Tie pins or stick pins have been a rich part of history for hundreds of years. Stick pins began as a neck ware controlling device worn by English gentlemen to secure the folds of their cravats. These stick pins were first made popular in the nineteenth century. Cravats were made of silk, satin and lace and stickpins were necessary to keep the expensive fabrics clean and safe.
Stick pins were often made using pearls and gems. They were a symbol of wealth. However, like most fashion trends they began trickling down to the common man and were made accessible to all people.
Late Victorian Era to Modern:
Initially, men were the only ones to utilize stick pins, however in the 1890s the accessory finally crossed over and women began to wear them as a fashion statement as well. Both men and women began wearing stick pins as an ornamental decoration on their ascots, bow ties, and wrapped scarves which were all extremely popular in that time period.