The Art and Science of Presenting Your Thanksgiving Hostess with the Perfect Pin

Bringing a hostess gift to the Thanksgiving dinner is a polite gesture that expresses your appreciation for the invitation. This is particularly important when you and the hostess do not necessarily know one another well. Of course, if you are best friends, bringing a gift is always a good idea.
While good manners suggest that you bring flowers in a vase, a bottle of wine or a homemade treat, vintage jewelry is also a great option. That said, we suggest presenting your Thanksgiving dinner hostess with a pin. It is the one piece of jewelry that you can present with genuine warmth but without being too personal. What are your options?

1940s Retro Gold Pin in the Shape of a Comet with Rubies 

In the 1940s, artisans used 14k yellow gold to create a pin that reminds of a comet’s tail. Three round cabochon-cut rubies weigh a combined .30cts and represent the fire. The pin measures 1 ¼ inches by ¾ inches. This is an excellent pin for the lady whom you do not necessarily know very well.

1960s Textured Gold Leaf Pin with Green Peridots 

When you and the hostess move in the same circles and occasionally spend some time together socially, this 14k yellow gold pin is a good option. The texturing of the material makes it appear as though the leaves are real. Five peridots present with a slight heart shape and weigh a combined 3.50cts. This pin measures 1 1/8 inches by 1 11/16 inches.

Yellow Gold Seagull Pin from Tiffany & Co. 

Are you meeting the lady of the house for the first time on Thanksgiving? Selecting a vintage Tiffany & Co. pin gets you off on the right foot. The pin displays an 18k yellow gold seagull shape. It is sufficiently devoid of secondary style elements to be congenial enough without getting too personal. At the same time, the iconic Tiffany name shows you to be a guest of distinct taste. This .49-inch by 1.71-inch pin is a winner.

Open Circle Pin with Cultured Akoya Pearls 

For the great friend who has invited you to the Thanksgiving meal, this 14k yellow gold open circle pin is a great gift. Presenting with a diameter of 1 5/16 inches, it is just a bit more personal than the other pins. The same is true for the definition of the rings and the use of eight 3.5mm Akoya pearls. Present this pin with confidence.
 At Peter Suchy Jewelers we are experts in all types of vintage, estate and antique jewelry. We hope you’ll stop by our showroom located at 1137 High Ridge Road in Stamford Connecticut.
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