A swirling pattern of yellow gold plate rests atop an oval disk of mother of pearl, surrounded by 30 white topaz stones on this elegant hairpin. Use it to style your hair with a dash of sparkle. Disk is 1 1/4" x 1/2"H.
Yellow gold plate
Mother of pearl
30 white topaz stones
Disk - 1 1/4" x 1/2"H WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
Dust with dry 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.