'Round and 'Round We Go: Circle Pins in Costume Jewelry
Posted by Laurie Zeiden on
A circle is a simple, familiar geometric shape. Symbolically circles represent endless love, eternity, infinite energy, and even the Divine.
Circle pins were especially popular in the 1950s and 60s. Usually worn on a cardigan sweater, there were a number of meanings attached to them. Wearing one might mean you've been "pinned" or "going steady." Add a pearl to it and the meaning becomes "true love." A circle pin with a bow symbolized "we're tying the knot."
The circle a classic design motif in jewelry with thousands of examples. I don't have thousands, but as you scroll through, you'll see quite a few examples.
Silver and Enamel Pin, Aksel Holmsen (left) and F.A. Hermann (right)
Unsigned Silver and Enamel Pin
Aksel Holmsen Silver and Enamel Pin
ORNATE and ADORNED CIRCLES
Opaque Glass with Rhinestone Accents Pin
Compass Point Designed Circle Pin
Beau Sterling Silver Cat Circle Pin
Circle Pin with Rhinestone Bird
Paye & Baker Silver and Enamel Pin
Unsigned Circle Pins with Bows
DOUBLE and TRIPLE CIRCLES
Overlapping Circle Pin with Milk White and Aurora Borealis Stones
N.E. From Silver and Rose Quartz Circle Pin
Malachite and Silver Double Circle Pin
Unsigned Pin with Subtle Texture
CIRCLE PINS with a TWIST
Four Silver and Enamel Pins by Volmer Bahner
Banded Agate and Gold Pin with Cross at the Center
Dior Knotted Double Circle Pin
Scandinavian Silver Ouroboros Pin
ALMOST CIRCLE PINS
Kirks Folly "Dancing in a Circle" Pin
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