Keep it together (your tie, that is) wearing your adventurous spirit with a small sterling silver compass rose wax seal tie tack pin... not just for men since it makes a great lapel pin, jacket pin, hat pin, too!
The tie tack was first introduced back in the 1800's to keep the Four in Hand tie in place so that it wouldn't shift and wrinkle. Later, it became a very popular men's accessory, with all sorts of choices in design and material.
“Not all who wander are lost” ~ JRR Tolkein
- description -
The compass rose is an ornate 16 pointed star, symbolic of the North Star, which historically has been used as an aid to navigation, since it seemingly never moves.
The lines of the compass rose point to the four cardinal directions of north, south, east and west, as well as the graduated directions in between.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the compass rose symbolizes direction, guidance and navigation.
Hand cast from a portion of a vintage compass wax seal.
- approximate measurement - between 3/8" - 1/2” (11 mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- stainless steel tie tack clutch
Impressed with history!