8cm (3inch) Elegantly Decorated Gold plated Brass Pins

Decorative pins to hold Hats, wraps, veils and any assorted materials in place - beautifully. Each pin has a semi-precious stone bead and either a second stone or a decorated metal bead embellishing the top of each pin.

Pins can be purchased singly or in pairs, and larger groupings (up to 8's) can be made on request.

  • Time period: Evergreen
  • Materials: Gold plated Brass, semi-precious stones* 3-10mm
  • Product Dimensions: 8 cm lengh x 0.07 cm diameter
  • Use; These pins are fine enough to slide through fine wools and silks, and strong enough to hold medium weight fabrics together, a veil to a hat, or used in the complex Hair styles holding hair pieces in place and anchoring ribbons.

* Semi precious stones currently available; amethyst, Agate (red, green or banded), carnelian, coral, garnet, jasper (brown), Lapis Lazuli,  Marble (picasso and landscape), Moonstone, Onyx, Quartz, Rose Quartz, Turquoise.

Further details:

Base on the increasing number of finds of decorated pins from the Roman through to the present, pins were ubiquitous to hold items in place, and a sign of taste and display. Each semi-precious stone beads used had a spiritual, medicinal and magical significance to the owner beyond that of matching colours and showing wealth.

If you are interested in the rich medieval lore surrounding stones - we have a number of texts including facsimilies of lapidariums to amaze and intrigue you.

Period: BC to 500 AD, 500 - 1000 AD, 1000 - 1100 AD, 1100 - 1200 AD, 1200 - 1300 AD, 1300 - 1400 AD, 1400 - 1500 AD, 1500 - 1600 AD, 1600 - 1700 AD
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