Vintage: Tiffany & Co. Safety Pin or Equestrian Stock Pin in 14 Kt Gold
These pins go by many different names, safety pins, bar pins, stock pins, but whatever its original purpose, it is a beautiful touch of gold that can be pinned to almost anything and anywhere. These are 14 Kt gold from Tiffany & Co. There are two pins available and the price above is per pin/each.
You don't have to be an equestrian to wear one. Versace has incorporated them into their designs on and off for a decade or two. Most recently they offered a blazer with two pinned through the front vent and a single pinned through the top of the front slit of a skirt (part kilt pin/ part punk rock).
Start a collection and pin a group in different sizes (plain or with a solitary diamond, a horseshoe, a gem cluster...) to a blazer, the front pocket of your jeans, or take a single and pin a lucky charm to your wedding dress.
About Stock Pins and Dressing for the Hunt
Stock pins have a practical purposes, but like many items of practical origin, they have become more decorative over time.
They were, and are used In the event of injury. Pinned to the front of a shirt (think lace or fichu pin) it holds the rider's stock tie in place. When unpinned it's used to secure the temporary bandage (stock tie) to human, horse, or hound.
Dimensions & Details
- The pins are each just under 2 1/2 inches and just under 1/3 of an inch wide.
- The pins are 14 Kt gold.
Period & Hallmarks
- Signed Tiffany & Co.
- Marked 14 K.
- The pins are in good vintage condition with general wear and surface scratches that one would expect in a piece of this age.
- The closures are in good working order.
If you are interested in reading more about the jewelry terms or decorative periods referenced throughout our site, visit our Resources section for additional information.
Find out how to care for your collection of antique and modern jewels: visit our Jewelry Care page to get advice on maintaining and storing your treasured pieces. Please note that in order to clean jewelry containing pearls, use only a damp, untreated, and soft cloth. Do not soak them in water, dip them in cleaning solution, or rub with a chemically treated cloth.
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