This ascot stickpin is exactly that. A metal 'stick' with a coiled snake adornment at the top and a 'clutch' at the bottom (to keep you from poking yourself and to keep your pin secure). The serpent is pefectly proportioned with excellent scale detailIt's one of the oldest styles of pins there is, often worn on lapels, ties and lady's hats. It is very well suited to ascot wear over a tie tack or other style pin, because the long 'stick' helps keep the entire ascot secure, and the two flaps of fabric from separating while being worn. It also looks fairly deboinaire while doing so. This snake is made of solid .925 sterling silver measuring 3/4" in diameter. It is securely mounted on a 2" ascot pin with matching fitted retaining clutch that contains the sharp point. MOON RAVEN DESIGNS: Please check out the rest of our shop by clicking: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mrd74?ref=si_shop QUESTIONS: We are always happy to answer any of your questions, so please contact us via convo, we would love to hear from you! PACKAGING: All Moon Raven Designs pieces arrive in a custom Moon Raven Designs Gift Box. Should you need a gift note to be included, please let us know in the notes section upon checkout.