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.
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.
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