If you have an avid gardener in your life, (or you are one!)you will know that they think about gardening most of the time. When the weather is cold like it is right now, and gardeners are not able to tend to their gardens, all is not lost. These flower pins make the perfect gift for your gardener who is yearning for spring to come!
I have always loved vintage jewelry and my husband and I spend a lot of time doing antique hunting day trips. Many of the consignment shops have lots of vintage jewelry for sale, and Richard will often lose track of me, to circle back and find me leaning over a display case of pretty jewelry.
Why vintage jewelry and not something that was recently made? It is because of the quality, mainly. Vintage jewelry was very well made, and many pieces came from the USA. Providence, Rhode Island has a huge jewelry district. Much of the early and mid century vintage jewelry was made here during the early years of the last century. The city even placed the district on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1985.
At first, I just collected vintage jewelry, but then decided to open Vintage Jewelry Lane on Etsy. These vintage flower pins are just a few of the many listings of vintage jewelry in my shop.
Pins and brooches used to be worn on lapels of jackets, and this still is the norm in the colder months. But there are lots of other ways to wear them too. Pin them to hats, or belts or on the flaps of handbags for a fun and funky look!
Let’s look at some pretty Flower Pins!
Flower pins with matching earrings were all the rage in the middle of the century and are still some of my most popular styles of pins. This pretty Flower set by DuBarry features my birth flower – the daisy. Many vintage jewelry lovers are collectors too. Finding a piece of jewelry with the original display card really adds to its value.
Modern day costume jewelry is usually made of base metals, but early vintage jewelry was often made from precious metals. This Lewis Stern pink rhinestone flower pin is a style of 1/20 12K gold filled jewelry very popular in the early 20th century. This company made jewelry from 1871 to 1950.
Many vintage jewelry collectors look for special designer markings on the back of jewelry pieces. This helps to date the pieces and also gives a hint at the value. Kramer is a very popular jewelry designer. This brushed gold tone finish was popular in the 1960s and 1970s. The Kramer flower pin has some mesh metal inserts that move for extra detail.
This big faux pearl flower pin makes quite a statement. The size is a big 2 1/4 x 4″ and the head of the pin has a lot of depth and dimension to it.
Rhinestones decorated many of the pieces of jewelry from the last century. And colors were vibrant.This royal blue rhinestone flower pin has delicate filigree gold tone settings and big prong set rhinestones. The riveted back setting dates it to about 1950s. Got the blues?
Enamel played a big part in the construction of vintage jewelry. This lovely yellow and green lily flower pin has great height. I’d love to have this blooming in my garden!
One of my favorite styles of vintage jewelry is collectible damascene jewelry. This style of jewelry was made (and is still being made) for the tourist market in Spain and other European countries. This damascene pearl flower pin show the traditional black and gold tone styling prominent on tourist damascene jewelry.
Vintage plastics were popular for jewelry. Bakelite, lucite, and acrylic teamed up with rhinestones for many styles. This pretty blue lucite flower pin has clear rhinestones in the center of each petal. The riveted back settings date it to the 1950s.
This dazzling glass and rhinestone flower pin design has a fabulous combination of different stones. Givre glass, glass rhinestones, and glass cabochons combine to make an amazing pin.
Do you have a gardening person in your life who likes flower jewelry? Perhaps one of these pins would be just the right gift for them! To see my whole range of flower jewelry, be sure to check out my Etsy Shop.