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Edouard Rambaud Byzantine Dangle Cross Pin Brooch Amber Resin Drop
By Edouard Rambaud
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant 1980s French designer Edouard Rambaud Paris oversized cross pin brooch. Byzantine-inspired design with a gilt metal cross-shaped element all textured and carved, and ornate w...
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Vintage 1980s French Byzantine Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Sphinx Gripoix Jeweled Maltese Cross Pin Brooch in Gold, 20th Century
By sphinx
Located in Milford, DE
This glamorous 20th century Maltese cross pin is decorated with green cabochons & emerald crystals. For a sophisticated and stylish look! Gold-plated. Made by Sphinx. Marks / hallm...
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20th Century Retro Brooches

Materials

Crystal, Gold Plate

Mavito Citrine and Enamel Maltese Cross Pin/Pendant in 18K Gold
By Mavito
Located in Houston, TX
Mavito Maltese cross pin/pendant composed of 18K yellow gold with dark red and black enamel and featuring a cabochon citrine stone in the center. Marked on the back "Mavito 18K". M...
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Late 20th Century American Brooches

Materials

Citrine, 18k Gold

Signed KJL Kenneth Jay Lane MALTESE CROSS Pin Brooch Pendant Estate Find
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Montreal, QC
Stunning Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane MALTESE CROSS Pin Brooch Pendant encrusted with CZ Rhinestones and Faux Coral; signed: KJL; approx size: 3"x 3" Signed: KJL on reverse. Chic and C...
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Vintage 1980s American Modernist Brooches

Sphinx Jeweled Maltese Cross Pin Pendant Chain Necklace in Gold, 20th Century
By sphinx
Located in Milford, DE
This glamorous 20th century Maltese cross pin pendant chain necklace is decorated with ruby, aquamarine, and topaz emerald crystals. For a sophisticated and stylish look! There's so...
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20th Century American Retro Brooches

Materials

Crystal, Gold Plate

Coral And Diamonds Cross Pin
Located in New York, NY
The pin is finely crafted in 18k gold ,with diamonds weighing approximately 1.50 carat and center coral and round.
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Vintage 1960s American Brooches

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

1994 Vintage Christian Lacroix Gold Tone Cross Pin Brooch
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Vilnius, LT
This is a beautiful textured gold tone cross pin brooch designed by Christian Lacroix in 1990’s. The piece is gold plated. Signed: “Christian Lacroix - E94 - Made in France”. Size...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Retro Gold Maltese Cross Pin Brooch, Green Enamel
Located in Milford, DE
A stylish retro pin, featuring a maltese cross motifs painted with green enamel. Gold-tone. Circa late 1900s.
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20th Century American Retro Brooches

Materials

Crystal, Gold Plate

Antique Edwardian 8.40 Carat Diamond Platinum Cross Pin Pendant
Located in Miami, FL
An Antique Edwardian diamond cross shaped platinum piece, it is centered with an Old cut diamond. Surrounded in an elegant scroll of pave set old cut diamonds, this piece can be worn...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Antique Edwardian Pearl 15 Carat Yellow Gold and Platinum Cross Pin
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
This pin was hand crafted in the Edwardian era. Made from both 15ct yellow Gold and Platinum with clear stamps on the back of the pin, the main body of the pin is 15ct yellow Gold wi...
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Vintage 1910s British Edwardian More Jewelry

Materials

Cultured Pearl, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Jay Strongwater Faux Multi Gem Statement Cross Brooch Pin Estate Find
By Jay Strongwater
Located in Montreal, QC
Exquisite Faux Multi-Gem Crystals Statement Cross Pin by Iconic Designer JAY STRONGWATER; set with Brilliant Red, Purple, Green, and Golden Rhinestone Embellishments. Signed in Carto...
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Vintage 1980s American Modernist Brooches

Materials

Crystal, Gold Plate

Edwardian Diamond Cross Stitch Patterned Pin
Located in Narberth, PA
A stunning diamond pin from the Edwardian (ca1910) era! This absolutely gorgeous piece is made of platinum and accented with sparkling diamonds. The pin carries a wonderful design wh...
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Vintage 1910s Unknown Edwardian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

  • Edwardian Diamond Cross Stitch Patterned Pin
  • Edwardian Diamond Cross Stitch Patterned Pin
  • Edwardian Diamond Cross Stitch Patterned Pin
  • Edwardian Diamond Cross Stitch Patterned Pin
W 1.50 in. D 0.13 in. L .88 in.
Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Cross Style Pin
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Possibly 1960's or 1980's version of large Maltese cross style pin featuring faux coral and faux lapis cabochons, encrusted in rhinestones set in antiqued gold plated metal. Pin clo...
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Vintage 1960s American Brooches

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Gold Plate

  • Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Cross Style Pin
  • Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Cross Style Pin
  • Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Cross Style Pin
  • Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Cross Style Pin
W 3 in. D 1.3 in. L 2.7 in.
Los Castillo Silver, Turquoise & Lapis Lazuli Pin Cross
By Los Castillo
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Los Castillo silver, Turquoise & Lapis Lazuli Pin cross, foy your consideration, a rare piece from Los Castillo mixed with two beautiful stones. A bit of Mexican modernism.
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Silver

Valentino Black and Orange Jeweled Pin Brooch Dangling Cross
By Valentino
Located in Atlanta, GA
Superb oversized Valentino Garavani couture dangling pin brooch. Featuring a large domed carved and see-thru gilt metal medallion, topped with black poured glass cabochon. The brooch...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Stephen Webster New Cross 18 Carat Yellow Gold Pin
By Stephen Webster
Located in London, GB
New Cross is the latest edition of Stephen Webster's Cross selections, and is featured on the body of the Flipside Sovereign Ring with a stand out 3D finish elevating the design deta...
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2010s British Contemporary Brooches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Rare Victorian Rose Gold and Sardonyx Cross Stick Tie Pin
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning Victorian period stick or tie pin. Designed with an oval sardonyx to the centre with cross deeply engraved. Surrounding is an engraved rose gold border. Finished with a tw...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

Materials

Agate, 15k Gold

Vintage Chanel 94P scroll cross CC Logo gold tone pin brooch
By Chanel
Located in Praha 2, Hlavní město Praha
Vintage Chanel 94P scroll cross CC Logo gold-tone pin brooch, 1994. The brooch is from the Chanel Spring 1994 Collection, it is cross-shaped with scrolling detail and rolled smooth ...
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1990s French Brooches

Chanel 94p 24k Gold Plated CC Cross Brooch Pin 39cc722s
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 04 P Made In: France Measurements: Length: 1.2" Width: .1" Height: 1.75" OVERALL EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION ( 8.5/10 or A- ) Signs of Wear: Hardware: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other

HAR Hargo Creations Vintage Pin Brooch, Maltese Cross in Brass with Peridot
By Hargo Creations
Located in Milford, DE
An exquisite brooch from the mysterious Hargo Creations company, active in New York during the 1950s. Features an accented Maltese cross design, decorated with round-cut peridot crys...
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20th Century American Retro Brooches

Materials

Crystal

c.1940's Maltese Cross Brass Ruby Red Faceted Cut Glass Open Work Brooch Pin
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage c.1940's Victorian Revival statement open work Maltese cross brass and ruby red gem brooch. Ornate open metal work setting with huge faceted ruby red glass round and teardrop...
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Vintage 1940s Brooches

Crystal Cross Pin
Located in Toronto, ON
Open-backed green and aqua crystal cross pin. Can also be warn as a pendant.
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Vintage 1950s American Brooches

Vintage Cartier Byzantine Cross Pin Pendant 18k Gold Diamonds Rubies Sapphires
By Cartier
Located in Houston, TX
This Vintage Cartier Byzantine gem-set cross is in excellent condition. -- Solid 18k yellow gold set with colorless round diamonds, pear-shaped sapphires, square rubies and a squar...
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2010s French Byzantine Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chanel 05A Gold Tone Faux Pearl 'CC' Logo Cross Pin Brooch
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Bold brooch from Chanel's fall 2005 collection. Oversized cross shaped base. Gold-tone metal construction. Faux pearl embellishment throughout with 'CC' logo detail. Back c-clasp clo...
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Early 2000s French Brooches

Antique Diamond Cross Stick Pin
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A delightful stick pin made Circa 1915. This stick pin holds eight old European cut diamonds weighing .38 ct. (G-H, SI-I). The pin itself is 14k yellow gold and the diamonds are set ...
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Vintage 1910s Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Platinum, Gold

Chanel Gold Logo Cross Pendant Brooch Pin 870085
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Material- Color- Approximate SizeDiameter :4cm(1.5inch) Stamp / Serial Number- Year of Manufacture- Country of ManufactureFRANCE EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION (7.5/10 or B+) Includes B...
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20th Century French Brooches

'Pin Roll', 2021 Contemporary cross stitch over found object
By Ulla-Stina Wikander
Located in Darlinghurst, NSW
Colourful contemporary cross stitch embroidery over found object. Ulla-Stina Wikander born 1957 and raised in Gothenburg. She is currently living in Kullavik/Stockholm, Sweden and h...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

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Cotton, Yarn, Found Objects

Victorian Matrix Agate Jasper Gold Pin Cross Motif Brooch
Located in Bellevue, WA
This antique victorian brooch pin dates from the 1870's and features a cross motif. This awesome old gold pin contains jasper, gold in quartz matrix, and dendritic agate slabs that h...
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Antique 1870s Victorian Brooches

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Agate, Yellow Gold

1930s Bakelite Articulated Figural Red Cross Nurse Brooch Pin
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A classic but very rare 1930s figural articulated bakelite brooch pin- depicting a red cross nurse with celluloid nurses cap. Original brilliant painted detail and o ring constructio...
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Vintage 1930s American Brooches

Luxe MIRIAM HASKELL Intricate Intelocking Baroque Pearl Iron Cross Brooch/Pin
By Miriam Haskell
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A statuesque and majestic pin by Miriam Haskell in gilt metal and intricate baroque and seed pearl work all brass wired onto an elaborate gold filigree backing with structural circle...
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Vintage 1960s American Brooches

Katy Briscoe Turquoise Maltese Cross Design Brooch-Pin with Diamonds and Pearls
By Katy Briscoe
Located in Atlanta, GA
This Katy Briscoe Turquoise Maltese Cross Design Brooch-Pin with Diamonds and Pearls is beautifully handmade in 18 karat yellow gold. The design is accented by .40 carats total weigh...
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2010s American Artisan Brooches

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Turquoise, Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

Chanel Pre-Fall 2018 Runway Black Enamel and Gripoix CC Cross Brooch Pin
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, ON
Chanel Pre-Fall 2018 Runway Black Enamel and Gripoix CC Cross Brooch Pin. Shown worn on hats at the pre-fall runway show. Matte goldtone metal cross with black enamel and royal blue...
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2010s French Brooches

Chanel Pearl Cross Pin
By Chanel
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Chanel Pearl Cross Pin 2 1/2" x 3"
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1990s French Brooches

  • Chanel Pearl Cross Pin
  • Chanel Pearl Cross Pin
  • Chanel Pearl Cross Pin
  • Chanel Pearl Cross Pin
W 2.5 in. L 3 in.
Lanvin Citrine Cross Pin
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Lanvin Citrine Cross Pin. The stones are a mixture of lighter & deep shades. The pin also has a loop to make a necklace accessible. Retail price is $1700.00. Measurements: Length- ...
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Late 20th Century French Brooches

Materials

Citrine

Chanel Large Gripoix Cross Pin
By Chanel
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Gorgeous gripoix cross pin from Chanel 2006. In box. 2 3/4" across
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Early 2000s French Brooches

Chanel hammer texture bold gold Coptic Cross pin
By Chanel
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Chanel hammer texture bold gold Coptic Cross pin
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1990s French Brooches

Pair of Deco Style Jeweled Cross pin's , unsigned
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Beautiful pair of gunmetal cross pins set with square cut Swarovski crystals.Crystal and Saphire<br /> Unsigned <br /> 2" across
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Vintage 1950s American Brooches

Chanel large gripoix cross pin with pendant cross drop
By Chanel
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Chanel large gripoix cross pin with pendant cross drop 2006 The top cross, with the pin measures 1 1/2" across. The pendant cross suspended from the pin measures 2" across
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21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Accessories

Suna Brothers Diamond Gold Cross Pin Pendant
Located in Stamford, CT
Suna Brothers stylized cross pin pendant with diamond “X” in the center. 19 round diamonds¸ approx. total weight .22cts, G, VS 18k yellow gold Tested and stamped: 18k Hallmark:...
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Vintage 1980s Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chanel White Enamel and Pearl Maltese Cross Pin
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel White Enamel and Pearl Maltese Cross Pin is in very good condition from the Spring 2001 collection. White enamel and faux pearls set in gold tone metal. May b...
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Early 2000s French Brooches

Materials

Enamel

Karl Lagerfeld Gold Cross Pin with Pastel Enamel Details, 1990s
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage 90's Karl Lagerfeld gold cross pin. White porcelaine-like center with pastel enameled squares detailing the points of the cross. Signed KL at front center. Measures...
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1990s Unknown Brooches

Kenneth Jay Lane Large Vintage poured Glass Cross Pin
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Stunning Vintage Poured Glass Cross Pin from KENNETH JAY LANE<br /> <br /> This fabulous vintage pin is made of silver and gold tone metal. Made with a large milky white glass caba...
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Vintage 1960s American Brooches

Georgian Diamond, Silver & Rose Gold Maltese Cross Pin/Pendant
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Late Georgian - early Victorian period Maltese cross pin/pendant created in the 1870's. The pin is made of silver and rose gold and set with cushion cut diamonds of total weight appr...
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Antique Early 19th Century European Georgian More Necklaces

  • Georgian Diamond, Silver & Rose Gold Maltese Cross Pin/Pendant
  • Georgian Diamond, Silver & Rose Gold Maltese Cross Pin/Pendant
  • Georgian Diamond, Silver & Rose Gold Maltese Cross Pin/Pendant
  • Georgian Diamond, Silver & Rose Gold Maltese Cross Pin/Pendant
H 2 3/4&quot; in. W 2 1/4&quot; in. D 1/8&quot; in.
Christian Lacroix Jeweled Cross Pin Brooch
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Christian Lacroix Paris signed pin brooch. A modernist jeweled cross shape with shiny gilt metal ornate with pink and purple glass rhinestones. Security closing clasp and hoo...
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Early 2000s French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

  • Christian Lacroix Jeweled Cross Pin Brooch
  • Christian Lacroix Jeweled Cross Pin Brooch
  • Christian Lacroix Jeweled Cross Pin Brooch
  • Christian Lacroix Jeweled Cross Pin Brooch
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W 1.97 in. L 2.96 in.
Bronze and White Diamond Cross Pin/Pendant
Located in Towson, MD
18 karat white gold (stamped K18WG) cross pendant set with forty-three bronze diamonds with I1 clarity, approximately 0.90 carat total weight and eighty-six round brilliant white dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Pendant Necklaces

Materials

White Diamond, Brown Diamond, 18k Gold

14k Yellow Gold Pink Tourmaline Cross Pin
Located in DALLAS, TX
14k yellow gold approximately 6.05 carat total weight pink tourmaline cross brooch.
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20th Century Brooches

Materials

Tourmaline, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Christian Lacroix Purple Jeweled Cross Pin Brooch
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Atlanta, GA
Charming Christian Lacroix Paris signed pin brooch. A jeweled cross shape with gilt metal all textured and ornate with pink and purple rhinestones. Little dangling "CL" logo charm at...
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Early 2000s French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Elegant Gold and Pearl Antique Cross Pin/Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Classic and elegantly simple split pearl and gold cross that can be worn as a pendant or a brooch. It measures 1 3/4" long and 1 1/8" across, with a collapsible bail that can be f...
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Antique Late 19th Century Drop Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, 15k Gold

Christian Lacroix Paris Signed Vintage Jeweled Cross Pin Brooch
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely vintage Christian Lacroix Paris signed Pin Brooch. Jeweled cross shape with gilt metal all textured and ornate with pink and purple rhinestones. Little dangling "CL" logo char...
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1990s French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

1980s Vintage Balenciaga Gold Tone Rope Cross Pin Brooch
Located in Vilnius, LT
This is a rope design vintage brooch designed by Balenciaga in 1980’s. This piece is gold plated. Signature: “BALENCIAGA - PARIS®” (shown in photos). Size: 5x4.5cm
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Late 20th Century French Modern Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

18 Karat Italian Chain Yellow Gold Gemstone Cross Pin/Pendant
Located in Dallas, TX
This light weight, Italian chain measures 19 3/4" in length x 5.15 mm in width, is secured with a lobster clasp and is super comfortable with or without the pendant! The 18 karat ye...
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Late 20th Century Italian Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Magnificent Emerald Amethyst Diamond Gold Extra Large Cross Pin Pendant
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Forged of 22k satin finished- and 18k high polished gold and created with ingenious and masterful technique. Decorated with 10 carats of emeralds? intense, grassy green color, superi...
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20th Century Drop Necklaces

Materials

Emerald, Amethyst, Diamond, 22k Gold

1980s YSL Rive Gauche Red and Gold Maltese Cross Pin/Pendant
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Over the top beautiful 1980s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche pendant/pin. Red Maltese cross with gold tone metal frame. Large flower detail in the centre of the cross with gold petals...
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Vintage 1980s French Brooches

Materials

Enamel, Gilt Metal

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Renaissance Gilt Metal and Enamel Cross Pin Brooch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Atlanta, GA
Gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent YSL Paris signed pin brooch. Elegant gilt metal square cross shape, metal all textured ornate with burnt orange, enameling and compliment with orange squa...
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Vintage 1980s French Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Lacroix Paris Signed Large Gilt Metal Cross Pin Brooch with Charms
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Atlanta, GA
Charming Christian Lacroix Paris signed oversized Pin Brooch. Elegant gilt metal all carved and textured shape, featuring a large cross topped with "CL" logo and compliment with tiny...
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Vintage 1980s French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Sterling Silver with Lapis Sun and Moon Cross Pin Signed Sergio Bustamante
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: Sergio Bustamante Material: sterling silver Dimensions: pin is approximately 51.90mm by 49.40mm Weight: 29.65 grams
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21st Century and Contemporary Brooches

Materials

Sterling Silver

18k Yellow Gold Lapis, Emerald, & Diamond South Western Sun Cross Pin / Pendant
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 18K yellow gold Diamond: 66 round brilliant cut = 6.82cttw Color: G Clarity: VS2 Emerald: 1 cabochon cut = 16.91ct Dimensions: pin measures 3.5 X 3.5-inche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Lapis Lazuli, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Cross Pin Pendant 4.50 Total Carat
Located in Narberth, PA
An absolutely stunning diamond cross from the Victorian (ca1880s) era! Crafted in rich 18kt yellow gold, this jaw dropping piece features seven substantially sized diamonds which lin...
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Antique 1880s Renaissance Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Vintage 14 Karat Gold 3.00 Carat Prong Round Large Diamond Cross Pin or Pendant
Located in Montclair, NJ
Here we have an absolutely stunning vintage cross pendant or pin that was crafted from solid 14k yellow gold. It truly stands out with its 16 large round brilliant cut diamonds total...
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Vintage 1960s Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. Malachite Yellow Gold Pin Pendant Maltese Cross Brooch Clip
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Colorful and elegant Maltese cross pin/pendant created by Tiffany & Co. in Italy. It is made of 18 karat (stamped) yellow gold and carved malachite. Measurements: 1-3/8 x 1-3/8 inc...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Brooches

Materials

Malachite, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Cross Pin For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact cross pin you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 18k Gold and Gold Plate — can elevate any look. You can easily find a 119 antique edition and 18 modern creations to choose from as well. Finding the perfect cross pin may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 19th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. There have been many well-made iterations of the classic cross pin over the years, but those made by Chanel, Christian Lacroix and Kenneth Jay Lane are often thought to be among the most beautiful. A cross pin can make for a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 19 Diamond versions can add an especially stylish touch. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes cabochon and mixed cut alternatives. Most of our cross pin for sale are for women, but there are 51 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much is a Cross Pin?

Prices for a cross pin can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $95 and can go as high as $46,800, while this accessory, on average, fetches $683.

Finding the Right Brooches for You

Antique and vintage brooches, which are decorative jewels traditionally pinned to garments and used to fasten pieces of clothing together where needed, have seen increasing popularity in recent years.

Given their long history, brooches have expectedly taken on a variety of different shapes and forms over time, with jewelers turning to assorted methods of ornamentation for these accessories, including enameling and the integration of pearls and gemstones.

Cameo brooches that originated during the Victorian age are characterized by a shell carved in raised relief that feature portraits of a woman’s profile, while 19th-century micromosaic brooches, comprising innumerable individually placed glass fragments, sometimes feature miniature depictions of a pastoral scene in daily Roman life.

At one time, brooches were symbols of wealth, made primarily from the finest metals and showcasing exquisite precious gemstones. Today, these jewels are inclusive and universal, and you don’t have to travel very far to find an admirer of brooches. They can be richly geometric in form, such as the ornate diamond pins dating from the Art Deco era, or designer-specific, such as the celebrated naturalistic works created by Tiffany & Co., the milk glass and gold confections crafted by Trifari or handmade vintage Chanel brooches of silk or laminated sheer fabric.

Brooches are versatile and adaptable. These decorative accessories can be worn in your hair, on hats, scarves and on the lower point of V-neck clothing. Pin a dazzling brooch to the lapel of your blazer-and-tee combo or add a cluster of smaller pins to your overcoat. And while brooches have their place in “mourning jewelry,” in that a mourning brooch is representative of your connection to a lost loved one, they’re widely seen as romantic and symbolic of love, so much so that a hardcore brooch enthusiast might advocate for brooches to be worn over the heart.

Today, find a wide variety of antique and vintage brooches on 1stDibs, including gold brooches, sapphire brooches and more.