This beautiful 6" hat pin is comprised of luscious pale rose cream Swarovski pearls and crystals, Czech faceted glass beads of blush and gold, accented with delicate golden findings. Inspired by a vintage, early 20th-century tea gown in blush silk with gold accents, this lovely pin is a romantic, gorgeous, show-stopping piece of jewelry. It is nicely weighted in the hand - shimmering and beguiling to the eye. Golden light dances off of each facet in the glass and the pearls have a soft silken sheen. Each hat pin arrives in a specially designed gift box. These pins are a perfect gift for someone special - each unique and evoking the romance of a bygone era. You can display your hat pins in a beautiful glass vase on a dressing table or wear them on your favorite hat. The use of hat pins goes back to the Middle Ages - women used them to secure their veils and hair into place. By the early 1900's jewelers such as Tiffany's were making some of the highest quality - and these ranged in length from 6-12" long. During the Suffragette movement in England, men feared the pins might be used as weapons - and Suffragette's appearing in court were ordered to remove their hats and pins. By the start of WWII, with women moving into the workforce, hat wearing became a thing of the past and the need for pins diminished as well. Today, hat pins are collected and treasured for their aesthetic beauty and vintage appeal.