Vintage Stick Pins and Tie Pins April 15 2015
A tie pin, also known as a stick pin is used to secure neck ties and cravats in place. Originally popular at the beginning of the 19th century to hold ties and cravats of silk, satin and lace in place the stick pin became an essential for keeping the expensive fabrics in place.
Stick pins were frequently designed specifically for their owners using pearls, diamonds and other precious gemstones set in precious metals. Stick pin designs include horse shoes, hunting horns, shields, bugs and many other decorative styles.
The stick pin has had a resurgence with popular figures including the Duke of Cambridge Prince William and his brother Prince harry choosing to secure their ties with a stylish stick pin.
The tie pin and tie bars are another stylish way to secure a neck tie in place. The bars slide onto the side of a tie securing it to the placket of a shirt. Tour de France and Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins has been frequently seen wearing a stick pin to secure his ties in place and chose to wear a tie bar when knighted by HM The Queen. The ever stylish David Beckham is another who chooses to wear a tie bar as a great accessory.
Vintage Fine Jewellery stock a great selection of vintage stick pins and tie pins. Many stick pins in our collection are antique pins that use colourful gemstones in unique settings. We also stock a collection of the ever popular single freshwater pearl together with clusters of seed pearls, very classic styles that just never go out of fashion, but are difficult to find on the high street.