Throughout the 1760s and 1770s Martha Washington amassed a large set of garnet jewelry for herself and her daughter, Martha Parke Custis. The assortment of necklaces, earrings, hair pins, rings, and shoe buckles must have been much admired as they were worn well after their initial purchase. Some of this jewelry was re-fashioned to reflect changing styles: for example, the head of the stick pin is believed to have originally served as an element of a pair of Martha Washington's earrings. More


c. 1759-1772


  • Possibly made - England
  • Possibly retailed - England


Garnet, silver


Overall: 2 15/16 in. x 5/8 in. x 3/16 in. (7.47 cm x 1.6 cm x 0.48 cm)


Bequest of John Parke Custis Upshur, 1952

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