The Red Hat Pin is made with the jewelry-quality cloisonné process and color filled with glitter enamel. It is gold plated and finished with a protective epoxy coating. This pin includes a standard clutch backing and is individually poly bagged. The red hat is a symbol for all women who are over 50 and proud. The Red Hat Society (RHS) was found in 1998 and as of October 2006, there were over 1.5 million members throughout 31 countries and growing.