Tie pins are worn to accessorize ascots and ties. Ascots are a historical garment that is worn around the neck, in the style of a knotted scarf and falling back to the middle of the chest. Also at the beginning of the 20th century, in England, a simplification of the tie was appreciated with the jaquette (morning coat) :the ascot, which has the form of a paddle. The knot of the ascot is simple: two laces are tied but without making the loops. Both sides fall simply and without any shape or volume. This is why we recommend to accessorize the ascot or the tie with a pin : this will immediately give more elegance and volume.
The ascot appeared under the reign of Louis XIV : it is a long ribbon worn around the neck and that ties in the middle, like a bow tie, with the only difference that the ends are left long and fallen down. In fact, the shortening of ascot give a modern bow tie.
This tie pin is an accessory intended, historically, for the high bourgeoisie. I advise you, for an dressed outfit to dare the tie pin with a Mother of Pearl at the end (black or white) like the two taken in pictures. Historically, and even today, it is thanks to pin collar and tie pins, cufflinks and tie clips that the social level can be read.