Use this elegant two-tone pierced hairpin to style your locks and add decadence to any ensemble. The pierced oval design is reminiscent of an ornate fireplace shovel at the Governors Palace. Design is 1 1/4"H x 1"W.
Yellow gold plate and sterling silver
Design is 1 1/4"H x 1"W
Clean with silver polishing cloth.
Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Collections and Conservation Building contains a small sampling of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jewelry. The pieces are valued more for their beauty, or their historical associations, than their monetary worth. Precious and semiprecious stones - diamonds, rubies, emeralds, topaz, and garnets - were as highly prized in the colonial period as they are today, as were gold and silver.