Happy Friday! Today we are featuring five of our favorite converted stick pin rings. What is a stick pin, you may be wondering? A stick pin, also sometimes known as a tie pin, is decorative pin used to secure a gentleman's necktie. They were originally popularized by wealthy gentlemen in England during the Victorian era, but expanded rapidly in popularity through the 1960's to both men and women. The rings you see below were all originally stick pins and were at some point converted to rings. We love the idea of repurposing a piece of jewelry to make it new again! We might not have a need for a cat stick pin anymore, but a whimsical cat pinky ring?! Yes, please! Check out our favorites below!
Langston is a whimsical and authentic Late Victorian (circa 1900) 14k yellow gold ring that was converted from an antique stick pin. The ring centers an Oval Cabochon boulder turquoise further adorned with a 14k yellow gold snake wrapped around the center stone. Langston is finished with a thin 14k yellow gold shank that once was the stick of the pin. The ring is currently a size 3.5 and can be sized to fit some ring sizes, please contact our concierge with sizing questions.
Point Clear is a whimsical authentic Edwardian (circa 1900) 14k yellow gold ring that was converted from antique stick pin. It centers one bezel set Pear shaped natural aquamarine gauged at 1.10ct and adorned delightfully with one Single Cut diamond set above the point of the aqua with a weight of approximately 0.04ct. Point Clear is finished with subtle milgraining around the bezel edge. The ring is currently a size 5.5 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes. Please contact our concierge with sizing questions.
Figaro is any cat lover's dream ring! The converted stick pin ring dates back to the Victorian era (circa 1895) designed in 14k yellow gold centering a depiction of a cat's face accented with two Single Cut diamond eyes totaling approximately 0.01ct. The ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes. Please contact our concierge for sizing questions.
Ballard is a one-of-a-kind Art Deco (circa 1925) platinum topped 14k yellow gold ring that almost certainly started out life as a stick pin. A delicate shank has been added to the amethyst top, likely in the 1960s. The ring is designed as a hexagon adorned with six faceted Trapezoid Cut amethyst and centers two Old European Cut diamonds set vertically totaling approximately 0.04ct. Ballard is finished with impeccable milgraining along the hexagonal platinum border and framing the diamonds. The ring is currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit.
Hyperion is a beautifully feminine Edwardian (circa 1905) platinum topped 14k rose gold ring converted from an antique stick pin. The oval shaped ring centers two bezel set Old European Cut diamonds gauged at 0.30ct total weight graded I-J color and SI clarity. Hyperion is further accented with two curved accents detailed with eight Rose Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.10ct. The ring is finished with milgrained edges and pretty hand engraving along the closed gallery. Hyperion is currently a size 4.75 and can be sized to fit.