A jabot pin, also known as a surete pin is a fastening device consisting of a pin with a decorative ornament to each end. One end detaches allowing the pin to be passed through the fabric and then the end can be clicked or screwed back into place. These pins were originally used to decorate or fasten a jabot, which was a piece of fabric worn around the neck, with frills and ruffles dangling over the chest. However when the jabot was no longer fashionable, the pints were worn as jewellery in their own right, for example on hats.
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An Art Deco emerald, diamond and pearl Jabot pin, comprising two pierced circles of carre cut emeralds surrounding either a natural pearl or an old European cut diamond of 0.16cts, having further diamond detail throughout, mounted in 18ct gold.
A French Art Deco diamond set Jabot arrow pin, platinum and 18ct yellow gold, French circa 1930's, crafted as a beautiful arrow of stylised form, set to each end with grain set single cut diamonds in a geometric design, millgrained to each section, fitted
Belle Epoque diamond Jabot pin, Cartier, circa 1910, designed as an arrow, the flights and tip set with rose cut diamonds together weighing approximately 0.45 carats, mounted in platinum, signed Cartier, French hallmarks, numbered 363, length approximately
A jade and diamond surete pin, the carved jade panel depicting a Chinese immortal, the headdress and seat set with old brilliant and rose cut diamonds, black enamel detail to headdress and pin, with original box. Weight 13.8 grams. Length 10 cm.
Natural pearl jabot pin, early twentieth century, terminating at either end in a large natural Baroque pearl mounted on rose cut diamond set calyx in gold and silver with naturalistic trailing flowers and leaves also set with rose cut diamonds and rubies,
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