A beautiful pewter thistle brooch with a large central crystal setting (1/2 inch diameter stone). Secures to a garment by way of a pin with locking, safety catch. This is a large pin that will really make an outfit shine - a strong pin that will handle any thick material including coats, cloaks, tartans and kilts. Get ready to be delighted because photos cannot capture the beauty of this piece.
4" x 1/2" overall pin size. 1/2" center stone.
Select Crystal and finish color below.
Gold/silver with amethyst crystal Silver/gold with sapphire crystal Silver/gold with ruby crystal Silver/gold with jet black crystal
Kilt pins are NOT just for kilts! This pin is made with an extra strong pin to handle thicker fabrics - making it the perfect pin for coats, jackets, skirts, hats or anywhere else a pin would look beautiful. It is a great pin for a ladies cape or ruana wrap!
How and why do I wear a kilt pin?
Ever since Queen Victoria reputedly used her hat pin to secure her kilted skirt modestly on a blustery day, a kilt pin has been worn with a traditional kilt. Its style is entirely a matter of your personal choice. It should be on the right hand side of the kilt, pinned through the front apron only (to prevent tearing) about 4 inches from the bottom of the kilt and 2 inches in from the fringe.
Made of solid lead free pewter - Pewter has been used in jewelry making for pewter does NOT RUST OR TARNISH and will last a lifetime. Pewter was used for decorative metal items in the Ancient World by the Egyptians and later the Romans, and came into extensive use in Europe during the Middle Ages - it was once considered the metal of kings because of its beauty and expense!