"Summer Sea" Vintage style Ladies 6 inch Caribbean Blue Crystal and Pearl Hat Stick Pin
Inspired by the breathtaking blues and crystalline waters of the south seas, this gorgeous 6" hat pin is comprised of luscious Swarovski pearls in teal and ice blue, a sea glass bead, Czech faceted glass beads in deep Caribbean blue and tiny Swarovski faceted crystals. It is a sumptuous piece of jewelry - to display on a dressing table or on your favorite hat. It is nicely weighted in the hand - yet delicate and feminine to the eye. 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. 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.