A 9ct37.5% pure gold (or 375 parts pure gold and 625 parts other metals) More gold tie pin that was made circa 1860-1880 and has been set with a banded sardonyx. The clever thing was to have cut the onyxOnyx is an opaque black variety of polycrystalline chalcedony quartz. More through the bandA type of ring which is an equal width all the way round. They are traditionally used for wedding rings. More so that it forms a complete oval shape like an eye. This is considered a lucky stone to wear in Middle Eastern countries. All our tie pins come with a stopper at the end of the pin.
If, like us, you yearn for the days when sharp suits and debonair masculinity were de rigeur, then tie pins (also known as stickpins) - with their understated, nostalgic elegance - are the ultimate gentleman's accessory.
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