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WEC: Thoughts about Jewelry — Circle Pins

'Round and 'Round We Go: Circle Pins in Costume Jewelry

Posted by Laurie Zeiden on

'Round and 'Round We Go: Circle Pins in Costume Jewelry

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...

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