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English Diamond Gold Brooch Pin
Located in New York, NY
English made, 18k gold brooch, with approx. 0.15ctw in diamonds. Brooch measures 1.5" x 1.5". Marked: KLM, Lion mark, 750. Weight - 12.1 grams.
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20th Century British Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Gold

18KY English Ivy Leaf Brooch
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This classic brooch will be a great addition to any outfit. Solid 18 karat gold textured english ivy brooch. Just over 2.25 inches long and approximately 1.5 inches wide. Stamped "1...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Brooches

Materials

18k Gold

Vintage English Yellow Gold Horse Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Vintage English Yellow Gold Horse Brooch. Crafted in yellow gold with English hallmarks, Birmingham essay, 1971. Circa 1970s. About this Item: Live the life of a refined Equest...
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Vintage 1970s English Brooches

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Yellow Gold, 9k Gold

Victorian English Silver Filigree Basket Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Large Victorian English Sterling silver Filigree Basket Brooch from the late 19th Century. Elaborate wire work forms the central basket motif and the elaborate floral surround. The b...
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Antique 1880s British Victorian Brooches

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique English Victorian Diamond Crescent Brooch
Located in London, GB
Antique diamond crescent brooch. Set with a round old cut diamond in an open back cut down setting with a weight of 0.60 carats, further set with twenty round old cut diamonds of gra...
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Antique 1880s British Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Silver

English Gold Diamond Sapphire Flower Brooch
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold flower set, includes one large and one small brooch, plus a pair of flower earrings. Brooches measure 31mm x 22mm and 58mm x 40mm. Earrings measure 20mm x 20mm. All s...
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20th Century British Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Gold

15ct 625 Antique English Diamond Brooch
Located in London, GB
15ct Gold Antique Diamond Brooch By Victorian Goldsmiths Rolason Brothers Full Hallmarks on reverse old mine cut diamond measure 2mm across it is a full solitaire approx 0.03 Carat ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, 15k Gold

  • 15ct 625 Antique English Diamond Brooch
  • 15ct 625 Antique English Diamond Brooch
  • 15ct 625 Antique English Diamond Brooch
  • 15ct 625 Antique English Diamond Brooch
H 0.6 in. W 1.66 in. D 0.08 in.
English Yellow Sapphire Diamond Gold Frog Brooch Pin
Located in New York, NY
English made 18k yellow and white gold frog brooch, set with yellow sapphires, emerald eyes and approx. 0.64ctw in SI/H diamonds. Brooch is 33mm x 30mm. Marked 750, English marks. We...
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20th Century British Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, Gold

Edwardian diamond brooch, Frederik banks, Chester, English jewellery
Located in PARIS, FR
Edwardian english diamond brooch in yellow 15 karat gold. Antique brooch set with an old cut diamond in a star shaped setting. The diamond is raised and highlighted by several beaded...
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Antique 1890s British Edwardian Brooches

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Diamond, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Charming Antique English Diamond and Ruby Bird Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Charming figural silver brooch in form of bird. The bird is covered with inlaid rose-cut diamonds and faceted rubies on head, tail, and wing tips. Beak is gold as is ruby-encrusted c...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold, Silver

Marcasite Vintage Double Dress Clip Brooch English Silver 1930s
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A superb quality Marcasite Double Dress Clip Brooch dating to the 1920-30s. This Marcasite Double Dress Clip Brooch can also be worn separately as single dress clips. This Marcasite ...
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20th Century Brooches

Materials

Sterling Silver

English Victorian Angelic Cameo Gold Frame Brooch by J. Mouhe
Located in Baltimore, MD
Cherubs dancing on clouds adorn this heavenly antique bull's mouth shell cameo brooch carved in mid century France by a Parisian by the name of J. Mouhe and set with an ornate 18K go...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Early Victorian Brooches

Materials

18k Gold, Gold

Vintage Three Dimensional English Equestrian Brooch by Alabaster and Wilson
By Alabaster and Wilson
Located in Stamford, CT
From Great Britain and one of the finest enamel workers in London comes a textured 18 kt and enamel horse and jockey pin. It is a remarkably crafted small sculpture that is three dim...
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Vintage 1970s British Modern Brooches

Materials

18k Gold

C.1970 9K Shell Cameo Brooch of Stout English Bulldog Bespoke
Located in Baltimore, MD
From Italy, we offer this impeccable brooch with a carving of the English bulldog. The brooch is artfully hand carved and framed in a polished 9K bezel. The gold bezel has an Itali...
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1990s Italian Contemporary Brooches

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9k Gold

English Victorian Etruscan Revival 18 Karat Gold and Garnet Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Etruscan Revival 18k gold and garnet brooch. Oval with large cabochon-cut garnet mounted to concave center. Four smaller cabochon-cut garnets mounted to shoulder, which is decorated ...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Etruscan Revival Brooches

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Garnet, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique English Essex Crystal Gold Dog Brooch
Located in New York, NY
An English Antique 15 karat gold brooch. The Victorian round Essex Crystal brooch portrays a terrier wwaring a red collar, with his tongue hanging out. An affectionate portrait of a ...
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Antique 1880s English Brooches

Materials

15k Gold

Signed Antique English Art Nouveau 9 Ct Gold & Seed Pearl Brooch / Pendant
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique Edwardian or Art Nouveau brooch. In 9ct yellow gold with a flowing, intertwined pattern. By S. Bros of Sheffield, England. Set with tiny seed pearls set in a floral...
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Antique 19th Century British Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 9k Gold

Antique English 18k Gold Diamond Amethyst Pearl Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Antique English 18k gold brooch, set with diamonds, pearls and amethyst. Measures 45 x 40nn. Marked with English mark and 18. Weight 14.5 grams. Comes in original box.
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Antique 19th Century British Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

Victorian English 15 Ct. Yellow Gold Turquoise and Pearl Brooch Locket Back
Located in Lombard, IL
Beautiful victorian English 15 Kt. yellow gold, turquoise, and pearl brooch. Reverse - tube hinge, lever catch, and locket back. Great condition. Locket Back Dimensions: 2.0" Lengt...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Turquoise, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

English, Gold, Diamond and Enamel Jockey Brooch Pin
Located in Brisbane, QLD
A wonderfully playful 18 karat gold, diamond and enamel brooch pin in the form of a jockey on a horse. The pin is crafted with an 18 karat white gold body which is accented with yell...
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Late 20th Century British Modern Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique 18 Karat and Enamel Jockey and Horse Brooch, English, circa 1900
Located in Aspen, CO
Antique horse and jockey 18K brooch. Well made by the English firm A&W (best know for equestrian motif enamel jewelry), this antique piece is enameled with fine detail on all sides...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

Materials

Enamel, 18k Gold, Silver

Asprey London 1960s Diamond Rose Flower Brooch 18 Karat Yellow Gold English
By Asprey London
Located in Lisbon, PT
A 1960s Asprey London Diamond-set Flowerhead Brooch in 18 Karat Yellow and White Gold, circa 1961. The stylized flower of an openwork design is modelled as a yellow gold rose and set...
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Vintage 1960s English Retro Brooches

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique English Clover Blue Enamel 15 Karat Gold Pearl Pendant Brooch Diamonds
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This beautiful and delicate clover jewel comes in it's original fitted leather case, it has been crafted in England by Collingwood & Co around 1900. The elegant piece of jewellery ha...
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Antique 1890s British Late Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Diamond, Silver, Gold, 15k Gold, Enamel

Antique horse and jockey brooch in 18 Karat and Enamel, English, circa 1900
Located in Aspen, CO
Antique brooch of a horse and jockey. Well made by the English firm A&W (best know for equestrian motif enamel jewelry), this antique piece is enameled with fine detail on all sid...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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18k Gold, Silver, Enamel

English Ruby Sapphire Turquoise Diamond Yellow Gold Bird Brooch, 1971
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive vintage English 0.04 carat ruby, 0.02 carat sapphire, 0.02 carat turquoise and 0.02 carat diamond, 18 karat yellow gold bird brooch; part of our diverse vintage...
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20th Century English Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique, Victorian English Etruscan Revival Coral Cameo Brooch in 15 Carat Gold
Located in London, GB
A Victorian 15 carat gold brooch with a finely carved coral cameo, a lovely example of the 19th century Etruscan revival movement. Hallmarked in Birmingham, England in 1896, this is ...
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Gold, 15k Gold

1890s English Victorian Bull’s Eye Agate Diamond Lapel Pin
Located in St. Catharines, ON
This late Victorian bar pin is set with an oval bull's eye banded agate centered by a rose-cut diamond on a gold star motif, within a twisted ropework border. -2 1/4 in (5.5 cm) lon...
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Antique 1890s British Late Victorian Brooches

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Agate, Diamond, 9k Gold

Pair of English Victorian 9k Gold Hatpins, 19th Century
Located in St. Catharines, ON
Each hatpin fitted with a teardrop shaped design within a circular frame in 9k gold, in a period silk lined leather box, mounted on metal pins 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm) long 19th century, ...
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Brooches

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9k Gold, Steel, Yellow Gold

English Bulldog Antique Yellow Gold Diamond and Ruby Pin
Located in New York, NY
Excellent Antique English Bulldog Tie/Lapel pin, naturalistically modeled with diamond eyes and a ruby mouth. Very well crafted and likely converted from a stick pin to a more wearab...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Edwardian Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold

Georgian English 15K & Silver Topped Mine Cut Diamond & Pearl Pin
Located in Fuquay Varina, NC
The Georgian period spanned from 1714-1830. This fantastic 15K topped with silver brooch is set with old mine cut diamonds and can be a rare piece of history all your own. Hallmarks...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Unknown Georgian Brooches

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Diamond, Pearl, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Vintage Estate 14K Yellow Gold English Lamp Post Ruby Pin
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Vintage Estate 14K Yellow Gold English Lamp Post Ruby Pin. This amazing pin is crafted in 14k yellow gold. This incredible piece has a natural pear shape ruby in the lamp t...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Retro Brooches

Materials

Ruby, Yellow Gold

Victorian Tie Pin by J.W.Benson, Antique English Diamond Silver Walkingstick Pin
By JW Benson London
Located in PARIS, FR
Victorian J.W.Benson diamond bead pin in silver. Rare English pin in the form of a walking stick, very finely executed. The pommel is set with three rose-cut diamonds, alternated wit...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Silver

Antique Essex Crystal English Sheepdog/Bearded Collie Stickpin in 18K
Located in Baltimore, MD
Victorian stickpin of a bearded collie or English sheepdog in Essex crystal and set in an 18K twisted rope border around its frame and a large 9K gold pin that measures 4.25 inches l...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Brooches

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Crystal, 18k Gold

English Sapphire Ruby Diamond 18k Gold Stagecoach Hat or Lapel Pin, London
Located in St. Catharines, ON
An 18k gold stagecoach brooch based on a Parisian design by Mellerio, the side lanterns set with rubies, back window, a calibre-cut sapphire and a coral bead for the coachman’s head,...
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20th Century British Art Deco Brooches

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

Austrian Antler Brooch with English Gold Medal
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Handmade brooch in the form of an antler in silver gilded. In the middle a Victorian gold medal dated 1895. Austrian hallmark and silver hallmark.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Black Forest Collectible Jewelry

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Silver, Gold

  • Austrian Antler Brooch with English Gold Medal
  • Austrian Antler Brooch with English Gold Medal
  • Austrian Antler Brooch with English Gold Medal
  • Austrian Antler Brooch with English Gold Medal
H 0.79 in. W 1.5 in. D 1.97 in.
Antique Diamond Pendant Brooch, Pearls, 15 Carat, English Victorian
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Details 1 x round old European cut dimaond 4.5mm x 4.5mm x 2.7mm Approx. 0.36ct Assessed E/F colour, VS clarity 54 x half and seed perls Approx. 3.5mm to 1.5m...
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Antique 1880s Unknown High Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Pearl, 15k Gold

Antique Late Victorian English Sterling Silver & Amethyst Brooch & Bracelet Set
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique brooch and bracelet set is signed by an unknown maker, and originated from England and dates to approximately 1900 and done in the period Late Victorian style. The set i...
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Early 20th Century English Late Victorian Collectible Jewelry

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Amethyst, Sterling Silver

John Brogden Shell Cameo Brooch and Earrings, English, circa 1870
By John Brogden
Located in London, GB
Antique shell cameo brooch and earrings by John Brogden, English, circa 1870. A yellow gold suite of jewellery, the brooch composed of a horizontally situated oval Bull’s Mouth shell...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian More Earrings

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Yellow Gold

Antique English Horse Jumping or Steeplechase 9 Karat Yellow Gold Brooch or Pin
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique brooch or pin is unsigned, but presumed to have originated from England and date to approximately 1900 and done in the period Edwardian style. The pin is composed of nin...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Collectible Jewelry

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Gold

Antique English Victorian Garnet Diamond Brooch
Located in New York, NY
The central garnet about as wide as a ping-pong ball. Set in 15K gold alongside garnets and diamonds. In a fitted box from Robert Stewart of 75 Sauchiehell Street in Glasgow. The Ro...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Brooches

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Garnet, 15k Gold

Antique English Diamond Royal Engineers Badge Brooch
Located in Napoli, IT
Royal Engineers Collectable, antique 1930s ca - English Finely made of Platinum 18 KT gold detailed with Red and Blue enamelling Embellished with Diamonds approx .30 Ct Bearing “Ho...
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Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Large Victorian Amethyst Brooch with Diamond Surround, English, circa 1890
Located in London, GB
A late Victorian silver set and 18 carat gold mounted brooch with an exceptionally brightly coloured amethyst centre. The stone is surrounded by a border of single rose cut diamonds ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British High Victorian Brooches

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Amethyst, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Maltese Cross Brooch with Brightly Foiled White Crystal, English circa 1820.
Located in London, GB
Late George lll antique brooch of fine quality in the form of a Maltese Cross and in excellent condition. Set with brightly foiled white crystals in silver and backed in 18 carat yel...
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Antique 1820s British George III Brooches

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Other, Crystal, 18k Gold, Silver, Gold

Open Circle Brooch in Platinum, Diamonds & Ceylon Sapphires, English circa 1960
Located in London, GB
A finely mounted platinum open circle brooch, set with graduating brilliant cut diamonds and calibre cut Ceylon sapphires, designed as eccentric circles, Millegrain set and of very b...
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Vintage 1960s British Edwardian Brooches

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Nouveau Openwork Brooch with Diamonds & Natural Pearls, English circa 1890
Located in London, GB
Fan shaped brooch from the Art Nouveau period in platinum and 18 carat yellow gold. The openwork design is set with brilliant and rose cut diamonds with three natural pearl drops. Th...
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Antique 1890s British Art Nouveau Brooches

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Diamond Equestrian Brooch of Horses Head & Horse Shoe in Platinum, English, 1963
Located in London, GB
A finely made vintage equestrian brooch of a horses head set within the frame of a horse shoe. Mounted in platinum, the brooch is pave set with brilliant cut diamonds throughout and ...
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Vintage 1960s British Edwardian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Bow Brooch, Platinum Mounted and Pave Set with Diamonds, English circa 1920.
Located in London, GB
An Edwardian finely made platinum mounted bow brooch, pave set with brilliant and rose cut diamonds of approximately 6 carats. Width 45 mm x height 15 mm. Antique piece (over 100 ye...
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Vintage 1920s British Edwardian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Tied Ribbon Brooch in Platinum set with Diamonds, English circa 1950
Located in London, GB
A stylish vintage platinum brooch in the design of a tied ribbon and set with brilliant cut diamonds. Gold double clip fastening. Measures 25mm in height x 21mm in width. 1950's Vint...
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Vintage 1950s British Edwardian Brooches

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum

Pendant Brooch, 18 Carat Gold with Natural Pearls & Diamonds, English circa 1870
Located in London, GB
A Victorian circular cluster brooch in silver and 18 carat yellow gold openwork set with 4 natural pearls (oriental) and 13 fine old cut brilliant diamonds. The brooch fitting is det...
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Antique 1870s British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold, Silver, Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Bow Brooch Diamonds & Ceylon Sapphires in Platinum, English circa 1920
Located in London, GB
A finely made vintage Art Deco brooch in the form of a slim bow. Set in platinum with alternating rows of brilliant cut diamonds and channel set calibre cut Ceylon sapphires of fine ...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, White Diamond, Platinum

Coldstream Guards Bar Brooch with Rubies Diamonds and Enamel, English circa 1920
Located in London, GB
Edwardian gold bar brooch of the badge of the Coldstream Guards, platinum set with a central Burma ruby cross, rose cut diamonds and a blue enamel cartouche with the wording Honi Soi...
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Early 20th Century British Edwardian Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Enamel, Gold, Platinum

Georgian White Paste Brooch of a Flower, Mounted in Silver, English circa 1770
Located in London, GB
A rare antique brooch in the design of a flower dating from the reign of George III. The design has six petals, it is set with shaped and foiled white pastes and mounted in silver. T...
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Antique 1770s British George III Brooches

Materials

Rock Crystal, Silver

A&W Racehorse & Jockey Brooch in 18 Carat Gold and Diamonds, English circa 1970
By Alabaster and Wilson
Located in London, GB
A finely made 18 carat white gold equestrian brooch in the form of a standing Racehorse. Set through with brilliant cut diamonds with the jockey in green and white enamel silks. Thes...
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Vintage 1970s British Late Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, White Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian English 15 Karat Yellow Gold Turquoise and Pearl Brooch Locket Back
Located in Lombard, IL
This beautiful Victorian English turquoise and pearl brooch is handcrafted in 15kt yellow gold. The high dome in the center of the is decorated with an eight-pointed star designed in...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Turquoise, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Brooch with Turquoise & Diamonds in 18 Carat Gold & Silver, English 1830
Located in London, GB
A finely made late Georgian brooch in a fine quality silver and 18 carat yellow gold, set with the old colour turquoise and old cut diamonds in an openwork, cross-like design. The s...
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Antique 1830s British Georgian Brooches

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Turquoise, Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Antique English 15 Carat Gold Red Enamel and Seed Pearl Navette Shaped Brooch
Located in Houston, TX
Antique English 15k gold red enamel and seed pearl navette shaped brooch. 1830’s. It weighs 7.50 grams.
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Georgian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Raging Bull Brooch, Diamond set in Gold & Silver with Ruby, English circa 1870
Located in London, GB
A rare 19th century diamond and ruby set raging bull in silver and gold. A finely made brooch with pave set brilliant cut diamonds, rose cut diamonds to the legs together with a ruby...
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Antique 1870s British Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Silver, Gold

Georgian Cluster Brooch of Green & White Paste Set in Silver, English circa 1825
Located in London, GB
A late Georgian brightly foiled antique brooch with green and white paste mounted in silver. The brooch comprises six kite shaped green pastes surrounded by rounded white pastes of e...
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Antique 1820s Georgian Brooches

Materials

Silver

Late 19th Century Diamond Set Brooch of a Vintage Car, English, circa 1895
Located in London, GB
A late 19th century brooch of a vintage motor car in particularly fine detail. The body is set with brilliant cut diamonds, the horn set with a green garnet and the headlight set wit...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, Garnet, Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Antique Brooch of Cock Pheasant in Flight in Gold and Enamel, English circa 1920
Located in London, GB
A finely modelled and heavy quality antique brooch of a cock pheasant in flight in two colour gold with an enamelled head. The body is in 18 carat yellow gold with the underside of t...
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Vintage 1920s British Victorian Brooches

Materials

Gold, 15k Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

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English Brooch For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate english brooch for your needs in our varied inventory. Frequently made of Gold, 15k Gold and 18k Gold, this item was constructed with great care. Our collection of these items for sale includes 62 vintage editions and 1 modern creations to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a english brooch may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 19th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Creating a english brooch has been a part of the legacy of many jewelers, but those produced by Alabaster and Wilson, Asprey London and Daniel & John Welby are consistently popular. A english brooch of any era or style can lend versatility to your look, but a version featuring Diamond, from our inventory of 27, is particularly popular. Today, if you’re looking for a cabochon version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes old european cut and round cut alternatives. Finding a english brooch for sale for women should be easy, but there are 25 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is an English Brooch?

The price for a english brooch starts at $199 and tops out at $39,303 with these brooches, on average, selling for $2,900.

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.