Gold Antique Thimbles

Gold thimbles were introduced into society to improve upon the quality of the standard silver thimbles that were used by seamstresses and domestic servants. The silver thimble would allow for the needle to pass through after much wear and tear. This was very painful for those who used them on a regular basis. The gold thimble was more durable and prevented the needle from passing through. 

Thimbles were relatively affordable in that time period and the average price was 2.5 cents. In the Early 1900ís the Gold Thimble became a symbol of American Patriotism. Soldiers fighting in the war were given thimbles as gifts from members of high society. The thimbles were presented in their own boxes, which just as the thimbles themselves, were made of gold and adorned. The adornment consisted of the name of the individual the thimble was being presented to and from whom it was being presented. The thimble boxes were also decorated with Jewels and Gems such as turquoise and rubies. The Gold thimble may have been small in size, but it carried with it a meaning far beyond that of simple sewing.


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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN EDWARDIAN 10K ROSE GOLD THIMBLE ETCHED w  BOX CASE 4.6 grams

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN EDWARDIAN 10K ROSE GOLD THIMBLE ETCHED w BOX CASE 4.6 grams

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VINTAGE GOLD WASH RED INSERT 925 STERLING SILVER HENCKELS GERMANY THIMBLE

VINTAGE GOLD WASH RED INSERT 925 STERLING SILVER HENCKELS GERMANY THIMBLE

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VINTAGE SIMONS BROS STERLING SILVER GOLD WASH HEAVY SCROLLED BAND THIMBLE

VINTAGE SIMONS BROS STERLING SILVER GOLD WASH HEAVY SCROLLED BAND THIMBLE

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ANTIQUE 14K SOLID GOLD THIMBLE CARTER GOUGH  CO HEAVY SCROLLS NAME ELIZABETH

ANTIQUE 14K SOLID GOLD THIMBLE CARTER GOUGH CO HEAVY SCROLLS NAME ELIZABETH

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Vtg Antique German Sterling Silver Gold Washed Thimble

Vtg Antique German Sterling Silver Gold Washed Thimble

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Vintage 10k Gold Filled THIMBLE Ornate Leaf Berry Engraved Band Sz9 Monogram MGP

Vintage 10k Gold Filled THIMBLE Ornate Leaf Berry Engraved Band Sz9 Monogram MGP

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Vintage 14k Y Gold Simon Brothers THIMBLE  Sz 12 Monogram "M" Dates 1868 1918

Vintage 14k Y Gold Simon Brothers THIMBLE Sz 12 Monogram "M" Dates 1868 1918

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Vintage 14k Gold Filled THIMBLE Scroll & Diamond Engraved Band Sz 9 Monogram SGR

Vintage 14k Gold Filled THIMBLE Scroll & Diamond Engraved Band Sz 9 Monogram SGR

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Antique Victorian 1800s 14k Yellow Rose Green Gold THIMBLE

Antique Victorian 1800s 14k Yellow Rose Green Gold THIMBLE

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Antique Victorian 1890s 14k Yellow Rose Green Gold BIRD Art Nouveau THIMBLE

Antique Victorian 1890s 14k Yellow Rose Green Gold BIRD Art Nouveau THIMBLE

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