Mythical companions

Three antique pins with cameos in gold, around 1890

As large and rich as the world of jewellery is - for men there are only a few objects that can be harmonised with a classic wardrobe. A ring is opportune, cufflinks too, of course. But after that it quickly becomes difficult to maintain the balance between individuality and good taste. The pin is one of the few exceptions here, which is able to accompany the formal wardrobe as well as the less formal suit, and can also lend a special touch to the casually worn jacket. In earlier times often worn on the plastron or the tie, numerous beautiful examples from all conceivable eras and styles have been preserved here. Here is a collection of three antique pins, which were created in the years around the turn of the century before last. The jewels each present a cameo with a mythological motif as a showpiece: we see a green malachite with the head of a bacchante, a tiger's eye gem with the head of the goddess Athena (recognisable from the helmet visor) and a shell cameo with the profile of the god Mars. The cameos are all set in gold and very well preserved. They reached us together from Saarbrücken and we therefore decided to offer them together: As a nice way to be prepared for many occasions with three mythological figures.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.