Christmas pins developed from the Christmas corsage. They were made from foil scraps, fake flowers, ribbon, and other materials. These were popular prior to WW11 and are now very collectible. It’s obvious that Christmas tree pins are the most popular type of Christmas jewelry. Santa, sleighs, reindeer, and candle pins are also available. There are numerous options.

They represent the holiday spirit and add a little sparkle to your coat.

There are numerous options available, including sparkling rhinestones, sterling silver, bakelite, and various other materials.

Many well-known costume jewelry designers created vintage Christmas pins. Swarovski, Hollycraft, Art, Weiss, Heidi Daus, Mylu, Vrba, and a plethora of others. Swarovski pins, which were introduced in the early 1990s, appear to be the most expensive to collect today. Swarovski produces high-quality jewelry. I believe its value will only rise over time.

A great example of vintage rhinestone Christmas tree pin.  This one is all prong set in a gold tone and notice the candles on the sides. This piece is unmarked.  I have seem similar examples by Weiss and other quality makers. 

Vintage Weiss Christmas Tree pin with candles and prong set rhinestones.  The Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry show is coming in February in Edgewater.

A sweet 1940’s Santa pin. This one features the bottle brush wreath, little tiny pinecones and Santa himself! 

vintage Christmas Jewelry at the Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry show. Bottle brush wreath with an adorable Santa.

As far as rhinestone trees goes, this is my favorite.  (these are all currently pieces in my collection) A HUGE 3 1/2 inch Christmas tree pin by Hobe. The quality is exceptional. 

vintage Christmas Jewelry. 1970s Rhinestone Christmas tree brooch by Hobe at the Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry show event. Edgewater, February.

These types of vintage Christmas pins are my favorites.  Late 1940’s mica, glitter and pipe cleaner.  This little snowman has a spun cotton head.  

Sparkling Mica and glitter vintage Christmas tree pin. A little snowman. Chicago vintage clothing and jewelry show, February.
Vintage Christmas tree pin multiple stones green red blue amber pin.

1970’s gold tone Christmas tree pin with colorful rhinestones, unsigned. 

Late 1940’s bottle brush tree wreath with beads, snow and a reindeer!   I love the ribbon accent.  

Bottle brush wreath vintage Christmas tree pin. a great reindeer and green beads and a green bow. Chicago vintage clothing and jewelry show, February.

This one is different.  An enamel stocking overflowing with presents and a few rhinestones to give it some sparkle.  This one is signed ART. Not all Christmas pins are trees!


A sterling silver reindeer, made in Taxco Mexico.  Home to world famous sterling jewelry makers.  This piece is signed CA and is known to be an unattributed mark from the 1930’s.  What a great piece and an excellent vintage Christmas tree pin find! 

Sterling silver Taxco Reindeer pin.  1940's era. See this and more at the Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show, Edgewater in February.

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