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Antique Diamond Demantoid Lizard Gold Brooch
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Brooch shaped as a lizard and set with diamonds and demantoids mounted in 14K gold.
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Antique Late 19th Century Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

French Demantoid Garnet Diamond Frog Brooch Pin
Located in New York, NY
French made 18k gold frog brooch, with bright demantoid garnets and diamond eyes. Brooch measures 23mm x 20mm. Marked with Eagle head mark on the clasp. Weight - 5.8 grams.
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20th Century Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet

Antique Demantoid Garnet Diamond Platinum and Gold Brooch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1920 Platinum and Diamond brooch, in a flower grouping form, measuring 1 5/8 inches in length X 1 1/8 inches. Set with Phenomenal intense Gem color Demantoid Garnets that are m...
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Vintage 1920s Edwardian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Gold, Platinum

Edwardian Russian Demantoid Garnet and Diamond Gold Brooch
Located in Banbury, GB
A very finely made gold and platinum brooch. It is the best quality from the Edwardian period (1900-1914) with intricate detail and 9 very fine Russian demantoid garnet throughout. T...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, 18k Gold, Platinum

Victorian Demantoid Garnet and Diamond Lizard Gold Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Victorian lizard brooch crafted in 14 karat gold featuring round shape demantoid garnets and diamonds with round cabochon eyes. Dimensions L 2" x W 1/2". Weighs 5.6 gr./3.6 dwt.
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Brooches

Demantoid Garnet, Pearl and Gold Crescent Brooch, circa 1875
Located in London, GB
A Victorian demantoid garnet and pearl crescent brooch, designed as two rows, with an inner graduated row of half pearls and an outer graduated row of round-cut demantoid garnets, wi...
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Antique 1870s Late Victorian Brooches

Materials

Garnet, Pearl, Natural Pearl, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 56 Hallmark Russian Gold Demantoid Garnet Bar Brooch
Located in Vilnius, LT
This is a vivid green antique bar brooch crafted in 56 hallmark Russian gold. The piece features 21 demantoid garnets designed in a descending manner. One of the gem is slightly brig...
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Early 20th Century Russian Empire Brooches

Materials

Garnet, Gold

Antique Demantoid Garnet, Diamond, Gold and Platinum Cricket Brooch
Located in New York, NY
An Antique 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with demantoid garnets, diamonds and ruby. The brooch has 38 demantoid garnets with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats, 34 diamon...
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Vintage 1910s Brooches

Materials

White Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

Fabergé Fallen 18K Gold & Silver Diamond Brooch With Opals & Demantoids
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
The price shown includes applicable VAT, GST, duties, shipping and insurance for delivery in the United Kingdom only. Please contact us to receive a quote for the product price in yo...
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2010s Brooches

Materials

White Diamond, Gold

Victorian Diamond Demantoid Garnet Platinum 14 Karat Gold Grasshopper Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Brooch is designed as a grasshopper with scrolling tendrils and a cattail motif Cattail and grasshopper's eye are accented by round cut rubies - medium dark purplish red Grasshoppe...
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, Gold, Platinum, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Style Enamel Equestrian Trotter Brooch with Diamonds & Demantoid Garnet
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This highly detailed, antique style "Trotter" brooch is hand crafted. The jockey and the tack gear are made in 18K yellow gold and the horse is made in oxidized Sterling Silver. I...
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Late 20th Century Brooches

Materials

Garnet, Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

Russian 14 Karat Rose Gold Demantoid Garnet Floral Brooch Pendant
Located in Braintree, GB
This is a breathtaking Russian brooch in 14k rose gold from 1890 featuring a stunning array of demantoid garnet in a delicate floral pattern Maker: ИГ / IG (probably Ivan Gurjanov). ...
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Antique 1890s Brooches

Materials

Garnet, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Victorian Diamond, Demantoid Garnet, Ruby and Pearl Bug Brooch, circa 1880s
Located in London, GB
This delicate little brooch dates back to the 1880s and is a fabulous piece of Victorian jewellery. The handcrafted fly is a collection of gemstones including a total of 0.55 carat'...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, 15k Gold, Silver

Antique Brooch / Pin, Demantoid Garnet, Pearl and Enamel, 14 Karat Yellow Gold
By Sarosi By Timeless Gems
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful 14k yellow gold Art Nouveau inspired pin features a very rare demantoid garnet, the rarest of all garnets. Displaying its characteristic green hue and brilliant fire, ...
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20th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Multi-gemstone, Garnet, Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold, Enamel

Art Nouveau Opal and Demantoid Garnet Brooch, 15ct Gold, Birmingham, 1908
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
An Art Nouveau brooch from 1908 consisting of a scroll decorated open work panel measuring 33.00mm x 24.00mm, centring on a foliate designed panel millegrain set with a circular cabo...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Garnet, Opal, Gold, 15k Gold

Victorian 2.65 Carats Demantoid Garnet Diamond 18 Karat Rose Gold Circle Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Circular brooch is comprised of talon set demantoid garnets alternating with diamonds Cushion cut demantoid garnets weigh in total approximately 1.60 carats Very well matched in st...
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Grape Pin Brooch in Gold with Demantoid Green Garnet and Fresh Water Pearls
Located in Berkeley, CA
Natural white pearls play the part of white grapes that elegantly hang below golden leaves with six demantoid green garnets. The textured leaves have little lines that add an intrica...
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Vintage 1910s Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Freshwater Pearl, Natural Pearl, Garnet, Yellow Gold

Antique 1.01Ct Demantoid Garnet and Diamond Rose Gold Bar Brooch, Circa 1900
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive antique 1.01Ct demantoid garnet and 0.35 carat diamond, 14 karat rose gold bar brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections This stunning,...
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Antique Early 1900s Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Antique Edwardian 18k Gold 2.53ct GIA Diamond & Demantoid Garnet Drop Pin Brooch
Located in Montclair, NJ
Here we have a very fine antique diamond and demantoid garnet dangle pin brooch crafted in solid 18k yellow gold during the early 1900's. It features a large, GIA certified 1.17 cara...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver

Victorian Demantoid Garnet Nautical Anchor Bar Pin
Located in Narberth, PA
An incredible diamond anchor bar pin from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This beautiful brooch is crafted in 14kt gold, and has a stylish nautical design. Decorating the center of the g...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Garnet, 14k Gold

Demantoid Garnet Diamond Platinum Gold Insect Beetle Pin
Located in Chicago, IL
A vintage mid-century insect brooch / pin is finely modeled in platinum and 18K yellow gold and set with perfectly matched Russian Uralian demantoids, sparkling white old European cu...
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Mid-20th Century Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet

Antique Victorian Demantoid Garnet Diamond Ruby Lizard Pin
Located in New York, NY
We all know the Victorians loved their slithery creatures, and this little beast doesn't disappoint. There's something other-worldly about the color of great quality demantoid garne...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, 15k Gold, Silver

Victorian Diamond Demantoid Garnet 14 Karat Gargoyle Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
With the face of a horned gargoyle With two small round cut demantoid garnet eyes Holding an old European cut diamond in his mouth, weighing approximately 0.25 carat, H color and V...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Demantoid Garnet, Diamond and Pearl Crescent Moon Pin
Located in Narberth, PA
An exquisite crescent moon pin from the late Victorian (ca1900s) era! This beautiful piece is crafted in 18kt yellow gold and silver and displays luscious demantoid garnets, sparklin...
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Antique Early 1900s Late Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Pearl, 18k Gold, Sterling Silver

Victorian Demantoid Garnet Diamond 14 Karat Gold Frog Sitckpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Depicting a leaping frog bead set throughout with round cut demantoid garnet, very well-matched bright yellowish-green in color Eyes are comprised of two old European cut diamonds; ...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Garnet, Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Demantoid Garnet Diamond Silver-Topped Gold Butterfly Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as a stylized butterfly with ornately shaped wings, silver bead detail, and a segmented body accented by ruby eyes Top wings are bead set with round cut demantoid garnet we...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Art Nouveau Diamond Demantoid Garnet 14 Karat Gold Frog Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as a cute and stylized frog Set throughout by round cut demantoid garnets and old European cut diamonds Tested as 14 karat gold Circa: 1905 Frog measures: 5/8 x 1/2 inch...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian Diamond Demantoid Garnet Platinum-Topped 18 Karat Gold Goose Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as a flying goose with gold wings pave set throughout by demaintoid garnets - bright yellowish green With a platinum body pavè set by old European cut diamonds - eye clean ...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Brooches

Materials

Garnet, Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum, Gold, Yell...

Art Nouveau Diamond Demantoid Garnet 14 Karat Gold Insect Bug Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as a six-legged bug set with single cut demantiod garnets and Swiss cut diamonds Three Swiss cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.03 carat Six single cut demantoid garnet...
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Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

White Diamond, Garnet, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Krementz Art Nouveau Pearl Demantoid Garnet 14 Karat Gold Star Stickpin
By Krementz & Co
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as a six rayed star, each with two round freshwater natural pearls, white body color and slight silver overtones Centering a claw set, round cut demantoid garnet, transpare...
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Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Garnet, Pearl, Natural Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 18k Yellow Gold Platinum Diamond and Demantoid Garnet Dragonfly Pin
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Vintage 18K Yellow Gold Platinum Diamond and Demantoid Garnet Dragonfly Pin. This fabulous dragonfly pin has single cut diamonds all over its wings and a beautiful green Dem...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Art Nouveau 0.40 Carat Demantoid Garnet Gold Stylized Whiplash Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering two bezel set round and old European cut demantoid garnets weighing approximately 0.40 carat total, transparent medium-dark yellowish-green Surrounded by three sections of...
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Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Garnet, Yellow Gold

Wordley Alsopp & Bliss Diamond Demantoid Garnet 14 Karat Gold Tiger Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Depicting a snarling tiger face with stylized fur and a matte gold finish Clutching in its jaws a transitional cut diamond weighing approximately 0.10 carat; eye-clean and white Co...
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Vintage 1930s Retro Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

T.B. Starr Demantoid Garnet Diamond Platinum 18 Karat Gold Edwardian Pendant Pin
By Theodore B. Starr
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pendant brooch is designed as three flourishing fern leaves cinched together by a winding ribbon; symbolic of humility and sincerity Ferns are bead set throughout by round cut deman...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Riker Brothers Uncommon Demantoid Garnet Diamond Pearl 14 Karat Gold Lizard Art
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Brooch is designed as a lizard with ruby accent eyes and a demantoid garnet head; bright lime green Spine is set with single cut diamonds weighing in total approximately 0.95 carat;...
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Antique Early 1900s Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Pearl, Gold

Art Nouveau Baroque Pearl Demantoid Garnet 14 Karat Gold Fierce Lion Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as a deeply carved fierce lion face with demantoid garnet eyes; lime green in color Featuring an open mouth set with a baroque pearl; white in body color with good luster ...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Garnet, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian 0.51 Carat Demantoid Garnet Diamond 18 Karat Gold Pavé Leaf Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Featuring an ivy leaf pavé set throughout with rose cut demantoid garnets weighing approximately 0.50 carat total, transparent and bright yellowish-green in color Centering a single...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Brooches

Materials

White Diamond, Garnet, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Diamond Demantoid Garnet Pearl Maltese Cross Pendant / Brooch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1880s This magnificent Victorian era pendant / brooch is designed as a large Byzantine (frequently called Maltese) cross set with bright white diamonds, gray pearls, and vivid...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Drop Necklaces

Moiseikin 18 Karat Gold Transformer with Diamond Demantoid Tanzanite Bird Brooch
By MOISEIKIN
Located in Hong Kong, HK
The combination of flowers and birds has been often used to symbolise the deep feeling, feminine beauty, goodness, omen and fortune. It has closely related to human beings, living in...
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2010s Contemporary More Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Amethyst, Diamond, Garnet, South Sea Pearl, Sapphire, Tanzanite, 18k Gold

Antique 1.19 Carat Demantoid Garnet and Seed Pearl Yellow Gold Pendant Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive antique 1.19 carat demantoid garnet and seed pearl, 15 karat yellow gold pendant / brooch; part of our diverse gemstone jewelry and estate jewelry col...
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Antique 1890s Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Garnet, Pearl, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Silver Demantoid and Diamond Brooch or Pendant
Located in Barcelona, ES
Antique old cut diamond and demantoid brooch and pendant. Late 19th century.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Silver

A Demantoid Garnet & Diamond Serpent Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Depicting a serpent set with a beautiful collection of demantoid garnets and a cabochon ruby coiled around a diamond set crescent, this pin is exceptionally crafted and boasts superb...
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Antique 19th Century Edwardian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, Yellow Gold, Silver

Diamond, Ruby, and Demantoid Garnet Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Lovely little circular brooch with sections of rose cut diamonds divided by alternating rubies and demantoid garnets. Silver on yellow gold. Just under 1" across.
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, Gold, Silver

Victorian Demantoid Garnet Diamond Crescent Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Victorian Dementoid Garnet and Diamond Crescent Brooch Extremely Rare Sizeable Demantoid Garnets Removable Old Mine Cut Diamond Crown English Circa 1880
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

Materials

Garnet, White Diamond, 15k Gold

Victorian Antique Demantoid Garnet Frog Brooch
Located in London, GB
A Victorian 18 carat yellow gold fine model of a frog. Its back and lower legs are set with small demantoid garnets within the gold settings and cabochon cut ruby eyes. Anthea A ...
Materials

Garnet, Ruby

Demantoid Garnet Diamond Platinum Gold Spider Brooch
Located in London, GB
With ten Demantiod Garnets mounted in yellow Gold and the abdomen pave set with Diamonds mounted in Platinum and with black enamel eyes. There are a further sixteen Diamonds mounted ...
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20th Century Edwardian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Platinum, 14k Gold

Demantoid Garnet Diamond gold Platinum Dragonfly Brooch
Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
Platinum and 18 karat yellow gold dragonfly pin consisting of 6.95 carats total weight of Old European cut diamonds set with 6.30 carats total weight of demantoid garnets and cabocho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

Art Nouveau Demantoid Garnet Diamond Gold Dragonfly Brooch
Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
Delicate silver on gold art nouveau period demantoid garnet and diamond dragonfly brooch circa 1905.
Category

Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Garnet, Pearl, Silver, 18k Gold

Victorian Green Demantoid Garnets Diamonds 14 Karat Gold Hedges Lizard Brooch
By A. J. Hedges & Co.
Located in Munich, DE
This lizard brooch was crafted circa 1890 by the American company A. J. Hedges & Co. of N. J. in 14 karat yellow gold. The lizard with its detailed engraving of the head, body, feet ...
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Antique 1890s Late Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Fabergé Fallen 18K Gold & Silver Diamond Brooch W/ Opals & Demantoids US Clients
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
The price and availability of this piece is for US clients only. Please inquire for pricing and availability in your region. The languid poppy, bringer of sleep and symbol of the im...
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2010s Brooches

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold

Gold Platinum Diamond Ruby Sapphire Green Demantoid Flower Basket Pendant Brooch
Located in Munich, DE
This lovely brooch was crafted circa 1920 in 18 karat yellow gold. The basket filled with flowers and leaves is hand-woven. This type of brooch is called Giardinetto - little garden ...
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Vintage 1910s Art Deco Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, P...

TIFFANY & CO Demantoid Fish Pin
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
Unique 18 karat yellow gold Tiffany & Co fish pin. The body consists of 36 vibrant old European cut dematoid garnets having an approximate total weight of 5.50 carats and 1 full cut ...
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Vintage 1950s Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, 18k Gold

Demantoid Diamond Gold Lizard Pin
Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
18 karat yellow gold vintage style lizard pin set with full cut diamonds running down the back. 1.10 total, ruby eyes, and the body is set with 3.23 carats of demantoid garnets.
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20th Century Brooches

Materials

Garnet, 18k Gold

Demantoid Garnet Diamond Gold Dragonfly Pin
Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
Sterling silver on 18 karat yellow gold vintage style dragonfly pin set with Old European cut diamonds and demantoid garnet accents with ruby eyes.
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21st Century and Contemporary Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, 18k Gold, Sterling Silver

Retro Demantoid Garnet Double Clip Set
Located in Prairie Village, KS
Retro double Clip set, can be worn as one brooch or separated as two clips.Unusual curved flaring lines.
Unique Demantoid Garnet & Diamond Spider Pin
Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
This intricate and unique vintage pin is a beautiful way to make a statement. The spider is crafted in Platinum on 18 karat yellow gold. The body and legs are set with gorgeous full ...
Category

20th Century Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

Demantoid Garnet Diamond Gold Spider Pin
Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
Platinum on 18 karat gold style spider pin set with brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.50 cts and demantoid garnets and cabochon ruby eyes.
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Antique 19th Century Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

18 Karat Yellow Gold Demantoid Garnet Pin
Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
18 karat yellow gold diamond and demantoid garnet lizard brooch.
Category

20th Century Contemporary Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, 18k Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Demantoid Garnet Diamond Pin
Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
18 karat yellow gold diamond and demantoid garnet lizard brooch.
Category

20th Century Contemporary Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, 18k Gold

1960s Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Sapphire Demantoid Fish Pin
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
This Vintage 18 karat yellow gold fish pin is an excellent example of the elegance and charm of Schlumberger's work for Tiffany & Co. The fish consists of bead set brilliant blue sap...
Category

20th Century Brooches

Materials

Garnet, Sapphire, 18k Gold

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Demantoid Brooches For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our inventory of demantoid brooches. These distinct designs — crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 14k Gold and Yellow Gold — can elevate any look. Find a collection of 124 vintage versions or 7 modern creations for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Our collection, which features older pieces for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century, has proven very popular over the years. There are many different pieces in our collection of demantoid brooches to choose from, but Art Nouveau and Victorian demantoid brooches are of considerable interest. Many examples in our inventory of these items are appealing no matter their origins, but Van Cleef & Arpels, Bailey, Banks & Biddle and Fabergé produced popular versions that are worth a look. Any of these pieces can lend versatility to your look, but Garnet versions, from our inventory of 82, are particularly popular. A selection of round cut, old european cut and old mine cut can be found today on these pages. Most of our demantoid brooches for sale are for women, but there are 56 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much are Demantoid Brooches?

Prices for demantoid brooches start at $495 and top out at $368,500 with these brooches, on average, selling for $4,906.

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.