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Zoom Art Deco 14ct Gold Star Sapphire Tie Pin by Shreve & Co | Parkin and Gerrish | Antique & Vintage Jewellery
Zoom Art Deco 14ct Gold Star Sapphire Tie Pin by Shreve & Co | Parkin and Gerrish | Antique & Vintage Jewellery
Zoom Art Deco 14ct Gold Star Sapphire Tie Pin by Shreve & Co | Parkin and Gerrish | Antique & Vintage Jewellery
Zoom Art Deco 14ct Gold Star Sapphire Tie Pin by Shreve & Co | Parkin and Gerrish | Antique & Vintage Jewellery
Zoom Art Deco 14ct Gold Star Sapphire Tie Pin by Shreve & Co | Parkin and Gerrish | Antique & Vintage Jewellery
Zoom Art Deco 14ct Gold Star Sapphire Tie Pin by Shreve & Co | Parkin and Gerrish | Antique & Vintage Jewellery

Art Deco 14ct Gold Star Sapphire Tie Pin by Shreve & Co

$1,552.00
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Description

This elegant and rare tie pin originated from the early 20th century and boasts a mesmerising six-point star effect (asterism) on its grey-blue cabochon stone when exposed to direct light. A sparkling diamond sits below. It was made by well known San Francisco jeweller, Shreve & Co.

Founded in 1852 by George C. Shreve and his nephew Samuel, the Shreve Jewelry Company quickly gained success by catering to the city's wealthy population during the gold rush. With George's experience as a goldsmith and inspiration from his brother's Boston-based company, Shreve, Crump & Low, the store offered a variety of fine silver goods and jewellery, known for their well-crafted, hand-finished designs.

In 1894, George’s son took over the business and gained a new partner, Albert Lewis. The firm was renamed Shreve and Company and moved to a newly built earthquake-proof building on Post and Grant in March of 1906. It remained standing after a major earthquake struck just a month later. The firm temporarily relocated to Oakland for two years while the building was restored, and returned to normal operations after a decade. During World War I, Shreve closed temporarily to manufacture airplane parts, but reopened in 1918. Despite changes in ownership, the store has remained a top source for fine jewellery and silver in San Francisco.

A star sapphire is a highly sought-after gemstone renowned for its striking reflection, which creates the illusion of a star inside the stone. Dating back centuries, this stone has long been valued for its beauty and as a protective talisman. The optical effect is known as asterism, from the Latin ‘astrum’ meaning 'star', and is produced by needle-like inclusions of the mineral rutile. Black star sapphires, however, owe their colour and star shape to hematite, as its shiny surface reflects light in a distinctive way to create a star pattern.

Star sapphires were believed to have mystical properties, often used as talismans. Explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton carried one during his travels in Asia, attributing his good fortune to it. Christians also called it the "stone of destiny," linking its three crossbars to faith, hope, and destiny. It was thought to protect against the evil eye and spirits, even after passing it on.

Product Details

Date & Origin 1910s, Amercian

Era Art Deco (1920s-1930s)

Measurements Length of pin 6.5cm
Width 7.7mm

Natural Star Sapphire approx. 6.5mm x 6.5mm x 4.8mm (depth) Approx. 2.2carats
Diamond 0.05 carats

Material 14ct Gold

Hallmarks Shreve & Co 14K

Condition Very good

What Zuleika says

"Not the easiest item to photograph in a lightbox (the ightbox is too bright for a star sapphire) This star sapphire is FABULOUS !! It is the most perfect natural star sapphire I have seen, no wonder why they framed it into a tie pin. "

Any questions?

Get in touch with Zuleika about the Art Deco 14ct Gold Star Sapphire Tie Pin by Shreve & Co ()

Email: zuleika@parkinandgerrish.com

Call: +44 (0) 2072062420

WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7766718842

Art Deco 14ct Gold Star Sapphire Tie Pin by Shreve & Co

$1,552.00

Order FAQs

Do you offer layaway? Can I pay in instalments?

Yes! We have different ways of doing layaways.

Paypal is most popular or via bank transfer. We try to be as flexible as possible, so if you tell us what you need, we will agree the layaway terms on a case by case basis with you.

We usually offer a PayPal invoice over the period of 3 months, but can happily extend to 6 months if needed. We do not charge interest for instalment payments. Paypal invoice allows you to pay a partial payment whenever is convenient for you.


A 20% up front, non refundable, deposit is required to hold the item, and this counts towards the item total. Payment is then made over the following weeks and the final payment must be made by the agreed end date.

Please note, items bought on layaway are returnable, but the deposit is non refundable. Items are shipped once payment is completed. If payment is not made within the agreed time frame, we will try to work with you to agree a solution, but reserve the right to refund your money (bar the deposit) and re-list the item Please contact us directly to discuss further.

Does it come with a certificate?

Yes, we provide a Parkin & Gerrish certificate with your purchase.

All of our jewellery is checked and examined in house by Zuleika who is a professional gemologist and a FGA (Fellow of the Gemmology Association) and DGA (Diamond Member of the Gemmological Association).
The Parkin & Gerrish certificate is perfect to give to your insurance company along with a copy of the invoice. Please note, the certificate we provide is not a gemological certificate.


Some of our higher end jewellery will come with accredited gemological/diamond certification from a lab. If it does, it will be mentioned in the description. If it has not been lab certified, it is possible to provide such a certificate from a reputable London gemological lab. There is an additional non refundable charge for this, approximately £80 - 120 + VAT. Please get in touch with us to find out more.

Can I try on before I buy? I need help deciding!

As we are online-only, we offer virtual appointments with Zoom, WhatsApp & Signal video. We are more than happy to provide any additional photos, videos or details about the item/s via email and WhatsApp/Signal. Zuleika will be delighted to be your very own personal virtual shopping assistant. Do get in touch with us. 

If you order jewellery from us and it doesn’t satisfy you in any way, we offer a full refund policy - please read for further details.

How long will my order take to arrive?

We aim to dispatch as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

However, there infrequently might be a delay up to 72 hours.

Please allow an additional 5 working days to the delivery time for resizing of rings. Please get in touch if you are wishing to have your item arrive for a particular date and we will try our best to accommodate.

My purchase is a surprise for someone. I do not want my partner to know!

Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us! We have very discreet packaging on the outside – we also do not want the postman to know the box he is carrying contains jewellery! 

Every purchase is gift wrapped and we can include a gift messages too - please add to your order note or send us an email.

Can a product be engraved?

Yes, please contact us for further details on cost and availability. Any piece that is engraved is a final sale.

Shipping

How much does shipping cost?

All shipping information can be found on our shipping page.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we use Royal Mail and DHL to ship all over the world. We only used secure and insured services. Read our shipping policy here. 

Do you ship to P.O.boxes?

We are unable to ship to P.O. boxes at this time.

What is your return policy?

All return information can be found on our Return and Refund page.

About us

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

Our gift boxes are plastic free, fully recyclable and FSC certified. They are high quality rigid luxury boxes that look and feel amazing. They have been beautifully designed by Zuleika and Oliver and best of all, made in the UK!

Our jewellery is presented inside the gift box in a green presentation box, as well as, a luxury reusable pouch and tissue paper. Our boxes, pouches and tissue paper are made in the UK and support small businesses.

Our postage packaging is also recyclable. You can read more about how we are sustainable HERE.

MADE IN THE UK

Parkin & Gerrish are very proud to be not just a British Brand, but also a small family run business. We have personally hand-picked all our jewellery, as well as our manufactured jewellery, our packaging and even our jewellery cleaner from all over the UK, supporting local and small businesses.

The point is, we know exactly where everything comes from and how it is made. We have homegrown ethics and principles, we care about people, customers, suppliers and our planet and the next generation.

SIGNATURE GIFT WRAPPING

Every purchase is lovingly gift wrapped by Zuleika herself. 

We felt it was important, as we are not a physical shop and online only, you have the ultimate experience of opening our beautiful packaging. Nothing feels better than receiving jewellery. 

We can include a gift messages too - please add to your order note or send us an email. 

Oh and do not worry, your secret is safe with us! We have very discreet packaging on the outside – we also do not want the postman to know the box he is carrying contains jewellery!

PACKAGING

Tie Pin Box

These are made by a small UK family business based in Dorset that has been going for over 80 years. We provide a stopper too!

Wedding bands

The history of tie pins

Tie Pins are also known as Stick Pins. They were first popularised in the early 19th Century by the English Gentleman. They can be worn in a numerous ways: cravats, ties or on a jacket collar (lapel). They are the perfect gift for the gentleman who wishes to glam up his look for a wedding or for the races.

A tie pin is a long pin, worn vertically with a decorative top. The pin can be straight or a twisted section (for extra security). All our tie pins come with a protective cap (stopper) to place over the pointed end to help keep the pin in place and to stop you getting spiked!

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