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Late 19th Century Mourning Brooch
Located in Dallas, TX
9 karat yellow gold brooch with black Taille d'Epergne. The central medallion rotates to show 2 views of the beautifully braided hair work.
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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9k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Antique Early Victorian Turquoise Gold Mourning Brooch
Located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB
A beautiful and sweet early Victorian mourning brooch formed in 15 carat gold. Five glass capsules, each encasing a piece of braided hair and set with a single cabochon turquoise. To...
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Antique 1860s High Victorian Brooches

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Turquoise, 15k Gold

14 Karat Gold Victorian Hair Mourning Brooch
Located in Wallkill, NY
Intricately woven Victorian hair Brooch circa 1860's set in 14K gold. Measuring 1.36 inches x 1.16 inches. The Matching earrings are listed as well. This is out of a massive collecti...
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Antique 1850s Victorian Brooches

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Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Collection of William IV and Victorian Mourning Brooches
Located in London, GB
A collection of sixteen William IV and Victorian mourning brooches, each brooch centred with a glazed locket containing plaited hair within seed pearl surround and gold mourning insc...
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Antique Early 19th Century Early Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Gold

Victorian Gold-Filled Reversible Cameo Hair Mourning Brooch
Located in Birmingham, AL
This Victorian mourning brooch features a design with a man's head cameo, carved in shell in a Greek God inspired motif on one side and a collection of hair behind a clear back on th...
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Antique Late 19th Century High Victorian Brooches

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Gold-filled

Georgian Flat Cut Garnet and Gold Mourning Brooch
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
This stunning brooch would also make a stunning pendant! The hair behind the locket front is surrounded by beautiful flat cut garnets, typical of the Georgian period. Brooch Dimens...
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Antique Early 1800s Georgian Brooches

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Garnet, Gold

Antique Enamel and Seed Pearl Yellow Gold Mourning Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive Victorian seed pearl and enamel, 15 karat yellow gold mourning brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections. This fine and impressive antique brooch has bee...
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Antique 1880s Brooches

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Pearl, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Victorian 15 Carat Gold Enamel and Pearl Mourning Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A mid to late Victorian period circular brooch. 15 carat gold example. Mourning design with locket section to reverse. Designed with DB MOR encrusted with seed pearls throughout and ...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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9k Gold

Victorian Onyx and Pearl Mourning Brooch, 15 Carat Gold
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
From the Victorian era, a stunning example of mourning jewellery comprising an oval onyx centrally set with a cluster of pearls in a star-shaped setting. The onyx has a chamfered ed...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Onyx, Pearl, 15k Gold

Mid-19th Century Pearl and 9 Carat Gold Mourning Brooch
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
Sat upon neatly woven hair are the initials W.C which is made in fine gold. Surrounding the plait is a frame of pearls and all is modelled in 9ct gold. Brooch Dimensions: 27x17mm ...
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Antique 1840s Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Gold

Georgian Era 18 Carat Gold Turquoise and Hair Mourning Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A beautiful Georgian period brooch. Solid 18 carat gold brooch example. Designed with a locket panel of braided hair to the centre and full turquoise set border surrounding. The e...
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Antique 19th Century George III Brooches

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Turquoise, 15k Gold

Georgian Flat Cut Almandine Garnet, Pearl and Gold Mourning Brooch
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
This stunning brooch would also make a stunning pendant! The hair behind the locket front is surrounded by beautiful seed pearls and flat cut almandine garnets, typical of the Georgi...
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Antique Early 1800s Georgian Brooches

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Garnet, Pearl, Gold

1870s Victorian Agate and Seed Pearl, Diamond Yellow Gold Mourning Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive Victorian black agate, seed pearl, 0.06 carat diamond and 20 karat yellow gold mourning brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections This fine and impressiv...
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Antique 19th Century Brooches

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Agate, Diamond, Pearl, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Black Onyx and Seed Pearl Yellow Gold Mourning Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive antique Victorian black onyx and seed pearl, 21 carat yellow gold mourning brooch with 14 carat yellow gold pin; part of 's diverse antique jewellery collections. This...
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Antique 1880s Brooches

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Georgian Gold and Enamel Hair Mourning Brooch for Issac Shakespeare
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Georgian gold and enamel hair art mourning pin. Memorializing Isaac Shakespeare (possibly a William Shakespeare descendent). With braided hair behind glass in a worked gol...
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Antique 1820s Georgian Brooches

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14k Gold

Antique Georgian Sepia Mourning Clasp Brooch
Located in Sale, Cheshire
A stunning Georgian sepia mourning clasp with an incredibly detailed miniature portrait scene. It depicts a grieving woman sat on the edge of a plinth underneath an urn. At her feet ...
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Antique 18th Century Georgian Brooches

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15k Gold

Antique Georgian Black Enamel and Gold Hair Art Mourning Brooch or Pin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Georgian gold and enamel hair art mourning pin. With blonde braided hair set behind glass in a worked gold and black enamel setting. The dedication on the reverse reads: "...
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Antique 1820s Georgian Brooches

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10k Gold

Antique 19th Century Woven Hair Art Mourning Brooch or Pin Engraved 'Mother'
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A good late Georgian or Victorian memorial hair art brooch. Comprised of an interlocking double looped knot of woven hair mounted with a central scroll-shaped cartouche engraved wit...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Gold-filled

Victorian Seed-Pearl Enamel Gold Mourning Hair Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A finely made piece full of detail made in the 1880’s. This Victorian original features natural seed pearls set as flowers over hand painted guilloche enamel in a vivid blue color. I...
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Antique Late 19th Century Brooches

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Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Halley's Comet Mourning in Memory of Enamel Gold Filled Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning Georgian period brooch c1800. Halley's comet example. Unusually designed also as a piece of mourning jewellery. One end set with a foiled old cut white paste and the oth...
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Antique 19th Century George III Brooches

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Gold-filled, Enamel

Antique Victorian Gold Mourning Tassel Brooch Pin Locket Estate Fine Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Victorian Diamond shaped Gold Mourning Brooch with hanging articulated gold tassels; beautifully hand crafted in relief; raised center featuring floral leaf designs; the reverse side...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Halley's Comet Mourning in Memory of Brooch Enamel 15 Carat Gold
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning Georgian period brooch c1800. Halley's comet example. Solid 15 carat gold. Unusually designed also as a piece of mourning jewellery. One end set with an oval braided hair ...
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Antique 19th Century George III Brooches

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Gold, Enamel

Georgian Black and White Enamel and Rose Gold Mourning Urn Locket Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning early Georgian era mourning brooch, circa 1770. Solid 15 carat rose gold example. The rectangular example features black and white enamelling to depict a white urn on top ...
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Antique 18th Century George II Brooches

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Rose Gold, Enamel

Georgian Forget Me Not Rose Gold Onyx Pearl and Diamond Mourning Locket Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A Georgian era Forget Me Not mourning brooch locket. Designed with a flower to centre set with seed pearls and a diamond onto a black background and rose gold surround and reverse. C...
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Antique 19th Century George II Brooches

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Diamond

14 Karat Yellow Gold Filigree Black Jet Mourning Stick Pin
Located in Rotterdam, NL
These beautiful 19th century stick pins are made of black jet and adorned with 14 karat gold filigree on top. Below the facet jet a 14 karat gold rosette is placed. The gilded pin is...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Brooches

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Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Georgian Mourning Stick Pin with Gold, Pearls, and Garnets
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Georgian hair art memorial or mourning stick pin. With braided hair behind glass in a gold setting and surrounded by seed pearls and garnets. In the Georgian and Victorian ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Georgian Brooches

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Pearl, 10k Gold

Early Victorian Hand Painted Porcelain, Pearl and Diamond Mourning Pin
Located in Narberth, PA
An exceptional mourning pin from the early Victorian (1850-1880s) era! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, this beautiful piece depicts the image of a woman resting against an ornately embe...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Early Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold

Circa: 1830s Gold and Enamel Mourning Brooch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa: 1830s 12k yellow Gold Mourning Brooch, decorated in Black and white Enamel and hand engraved. The back of the piece has a Glass covered compartment with woven hair.
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Antique Early 19th Century Georgian Brooches

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Yellow Gold

Antique 18th Century Enamelled Mourning Brooch
Located in Sale, Cheshire
A beautiful antique mourning brooch worked in 18 karat yellow gold, finished to both sides in fine guilloché enamelling and set with rose cut paste stones. The scene to the front dep...
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Antique 18th Century Georgian Brooches

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18k Gold

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Victorian Sardonyx Mourning Brooch with Seed Pearls
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
A magnificent Victorian mourning brooch worthy of adding to any antique jewellery collector's prized possessions. Featuring a white banded black sardonyx to the centre complimented ...
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Antique 1870s High Victorian Brooches

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Onyx, Pearl

Vintage Gold and Pearl Mourning Brooch Pin Pendant
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Gold and Pearl Mourning Brooch Pin Pendant. There is a space for a photo of a loved one. With Pearls and tassels. This will function as a pin or a pendant. There are 2.5...
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Vintage 1920s Brooches

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Pearl, 10k Gold

Antique Rose Gold Garnet and Pearl Mourning Brooch/Locket
Located in Splitter's Creek, NSW
This lovely Antique Mourning Brooch/Pendant features 14 Garnets, graduated from 2.06mm - 3.08mm Diameter range, of a strong Purplish/red Colour, Tone medium-dark, Clarity eye-clean, ...
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Antique 1860s Victorian Brooches

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Garnet, Pearl, Rose Gold

Victorian Mourning Earrings and Brooch
Located in Miami, FL
Victorian mourning earring and brooch containing jet and pearls. Metal weight: 16.01 grams This brooch and earrings set is accompanied by a retail appraisal performed by a Grad...
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20th Century Brooches

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Pearl, 14k Gold

0.62Ct Emerald and 18k Yellow Gold Mourning Brooch - Antique Victorian
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Victorian 0.62 carat emerald and 18 karat yellow gold mourning brooch; part of our antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This impressive antiq...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Late Victorian Purple Guilloche Enamel and Diamond Mourning Locket Brooch
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
This beautiful piece was crafted in the Late Victorian era. It features twenty seven diamonds set into gold and purple guilloche enamel. Opening as a locket, you have a small space t...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Gold

1820s Seed Pearl and Enamel Yellow Gold Mourning Clasp
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
This exceptional, fine and impressive pearl necklace clasp has been crafted in 10k yellow gold and enamel. The elliptical, subtly convex clasp displays a feature hand painted mini...
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Antique 1820s Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, 10k Gold

18 Karat Onyx and Natural Pearl Mourning Brooch
Located in Sarasota, FL
18k Onyx and Seed Pearl Mourning Pin, with inscroption "Elizabeth Currie Trotter, died 4th November 1862"
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Antique Mid-19th Century More Jewelry

Antique Victorian Pearl Emerald Gold Mourning Brooch Pin Locket
Located in Montreal, QC
Impressive Victorian Pearl Emerald Gold Mourning Brooch, beautifully hand crafted in relief; (tests to) 14k gold; raised center set with pearls and emeralds. 1.5” x 2”. A wonderful ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Emerald, Pearl, 14k Gold

Antique Victorian Onyx, Enamel, Natural Pearl Mourning Brooch and Locket
Located in Stamford, CT
A length of onyx, 14 Kt gold and natural pearls, suspends an enamel locket with its small bale dotted with gold. At top the pearls seem to be cupid's arrow pointing to the bunch of p...
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Antique 1860s Victorian Brooches

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14k Gold

Antique Georgian Black Enamel and Gold Hair Art Mourning Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Georgian gold and enamel hair art mourning pin. With blonde braided hair set behind glass in a worked gold and black enamel setting. The enamel band has gold lettering ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Georgian Brooches

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Gold

Antique Georgian Mourning Brooch with Woven Hair and Rose Cut Paste
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
This beautiful memorial locket Brooch is studded with 18 Rose cut Paste stones all in slightly different colours with a fully closed Silver back. Under a piece of glass on the front ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Georgian Brooches

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9k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Gold

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Mid-Victorian 14k Yellow Gold and Black Enamel Mourning Brooch with Woven Hair
Located in Birmingham, AL
This Mid-Victorian mourning brooch is in remarkable condition, given the age and features a black enameling to create a floral design surrounding the woven hair. The back of the broo...
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Antique 1840s Early Victorian Brooches

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14k Gold

Antique 9 Karat Yellow Gold Victorian Mourning Hair Brooch
Located in New Milford, CT
Antique 9 Karat Yellow Gold Victorian Mourning Hair Brooch In the Victorian Era, wearing jewelry that incorporated the hair of the deceased was seen as a form of carrying one's sent...
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20th Century Brooches

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Gold

Georgian Paste and 15 Karat Gold Sepia Portrait Mourning Pin and Pendant
Located in St. Louis Park, MN
This Georgian Paste and 15 karat Gold (tested) mourning pin and pendant features a sepia portrait of a woman one one side, and a locket on the other side or a photo or lock of hair t...
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Antique 1750s Georgian Brooches

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Gold, 15k Gold

Mourning Brooches For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of mourning brooches for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of Gold, Yellow Gold and 14k Gold, these items were constructed with great care. Our collection, which features older pieces for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 19th Century, has proven very popular over the years. There are many different pieces in our collection of mourning brooches to choose from, but Georgian and Victorian mourning brooches are of considerable interest. Many pieces in our collection are stylish for most occasions, but Pearl versions, from our inventory of 9, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. A selection of round cut, cabochon and rose cut can be found today on these pages. There aren’t many items for men in our collection of mourning brooches, as most of the options available are for women.

How Much are Mourning Brooches?

Prices for mourning brooches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $312 and can go as high as $8,539, while mourning brooches, on average, fetch $795.

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.

Questions About Mourning Brooches
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