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14 Karat Rose Gold Victorian Butterfly Brooch
Located in New York, NY
This 14K Rose Gold Victorian Butterfly Brooch features rose cut diamonds, and blue sapphires
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Antique Early 19th Century American Victorian Brooches

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Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Victorian Enamel Seed Pearl Gold Butterfly Brooch and Pendant
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A Victorian butterfly brooch with vibrant hand painted enamel and seed pearls for the body. This 14K yellow gold brooch is accompanied by a chain and a loop for it doubling as a pend...
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Antique Early 1900s British Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Victorian Silver-Gilt Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby and Pearl Butterfly Brooch
Located in Westport, CT
Silver Gilt Victorian butterfly brooch. Crafted with beautiful gem-set wings and body. Colorful and delightful, the butterfly brooch is set with sapphires, rubies, rose-cut diamonds...
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Brooches

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Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond, Pearl, Gold, Silver

Victorian Diamond Ruby Gold Butterfly Brooch Pin
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Amazing Victorian butterfly brooch created on the turn of 20th century in France. Made of 18k (tested) yellow and white gold and encrusted with 135 old mine cut diamonds. The diamond...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian Brooches

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

Victorian Emerald Ruby Diamond Opal Enamel 18 Karat Gold Butterfly Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Butterfly brooch is designed with spread gem set wings glossed with a black enamel border - some loss Four rows of bright bluish green emeralds graduating in size while weighing in ...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Opal, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold...

Victorian Pietra Dura Butterfly 18K Gold Brooch, circa 1870
Located in Goettingen, DE
Victorian Pietra Dura Butterfly 18K Gold Brooch circa 1870 Large Pietra Dura brooch in a filigree gold frame made of ivy tendrils. The fine inlaid work shows a magnificent butterfly...
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Antique 1870s Victorian Brooches

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Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1890s Pair of Victorian Gem Set Butterfly Brooches
Located in London, GB
A pair of Victorian gem set butterfly brooches. A pair of brooches, set to the bodies with a cushion shape old mine natural unenhanced fancy colour pink diamond in an open back grain...
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Brooches

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Brown Diamond, Diamond, Emerald, Pink Diamond, Ruby, Gold

Victorian Sapphire Seed Pearl Butterfly Yellow Gold Brooch Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Victorian blue sapphire seed pearl and yellow gold butterfly brooch pendant with watch hook circa 1890. SPECIFICATIONS: GEMSTONES: one oblong cushion-shaped faceted blue sapphire...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Sapphire, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Paste Butterfly
Located in New York, NY
Lovely sterling butterfly brooch done in the Victorian era of clear and colored pastes. A large faux ruby forms the body and clear pastes stud the wings of the brooch. Heavy quality ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Brooches

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Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian 18 Karat Gold Rose Cut Diamond Ruby Butterfly Pin Brooch
Located in Vilnius, LT
This is a lovely antique Victorian openwork butterfly pin brooch crafted in 18K gold and adorned with silver. The piece features rose cut diamonds and rubies. Weight: 9.63g Size: 4...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Zircon, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver Plate

Antique Victorian 14 Karat Gold Rose Cut Diamond Emerald Ruby Butterfly Brooch
Located in Vilnius, LT
This is a lovely antique Victorian insect brooch depicting a butterfly. It is crafted in 14K gold and adorned with silver. The piece features: - opal (cabochon cut, 0.04ct) - ruby ...
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Early 20th Century French Victorian Brooches

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Emerald, Opal, Cultured Pearl, Ruby, Diamond, 14k Gold

Victorian 18 Carat Gold Rose Cut Diamond Garnet Pearl Butterfly Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning early to mid Victorian period brooch. Solid 18 carat yellow gold and silver example formed as a butterfly. Each of the four wings set with multiple natural rose cut diam...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Garnet, Pearl, Gold

Antique Victorian 15kt Gold and Silver Butterfly Brooch with Opal, Rubies, 1860
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Victorian 15kt gold and silver butterfly brooch with opal, rubies and diamonds. Tested positive for 15kt gold and 925 silver. Made in England, Circa 1860's. Dimensions - We...
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Antique 1860s British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Opal, Ruby, Gold, Silver

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

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

Antique Diamonds and Sapphires French Butterfly Brooch
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Antique Diamonds and Sapphires French Butterfly Brooch Very beautiful butterfly brooch, made in France circa 1880. Marks for antique gold 18k, the horse. (the horse has been used ...
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Antique 1880s French Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Antique Scottish Agate and Silver Butterfly Brooch
Located in NEWARK, GB
A very pretty antique Scottish agate and Silver butterfly or moth brooch. It has heart shaped wings, two on each side both set with different shades of agate both red and green, bot...
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Early 20th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Agate, Silver, Sterling Silver

  • Antique Scottish Agate and Silver Butterfly Brooch
  • Antique Scottish Agate and Silver Butterfly Brooch
  • Antique Scottish Agate and Silver Butterfly Brooch
  • Antique Scottish Agate and Silver Butterfly Brooch
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W 0.75 in. L 0.75 in.
Antique French Butterfly Brooch Pin, 1890s
Located in Chicago, IL
France, circa 1890s The brooch is finely modeled as a butterfly. It is handcrafted in silver-topped 18K gold and is encrusted with rose cut diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The princi...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian Brooches

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

Antique Tortoiseshell and Gold Butterfly Brooch
Located in Baltimore, MD
Elaborate tortoiseshell butterfly brooch decorated with gold filigree set with turquoise and garnets. These rare pieces likely influenced the design of pique jewelry of the late 1800's.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Brooches

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Garnet, Turquoise, 18k Gold

  • Antique Tortoiseshell and Gold Butterfly Brooch
  • Antique Tortoiseshell and Gold Butterfly Brooch
  • Antique Tortoiseshell and Gold Butterfly Brooch
  • Antique Tortoiseshell and Gold Butterfly Brooch
H 2 1/4" high in. W 2 1/8" wide in.
Victorian French 18kt. Yellow Gold and Silver ' En Tremblant ' Butterfly Brooch
Located in Braintree, GB
This exquisite Antique Victorian French 18kt. yellow gold and silver ' En Tremblant ' butterfly brooch is truly a work of art. An en tremblant design attached to create a movement of...
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Antique 1890s French Brooches

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Yellow Gold, Silver

Antique Silver and Blue Enamel Butterfly Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Antique Silver and Blue Enamel Butterfly Brooch c.1900s Height: 27.66mm Width: 82.39mm Weight: 19.74 grams
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Early 20th Century Unknown Late Victorian Brooches

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Silver, Enamel

19th Century Gem-Set Butterfly Brooch
Located in Firenze, IT
The circular-cut sapphire and ruby, the openwork wings pavé-set with gem-set, the antennae with emerald, mounted in silver and gold, width 4.7cm Weight:10.66gr.
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Antique 1870s British Victorian Brooches

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Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Gold, Silver, Ruby, Sapphire, and Diamond Butterfly Brooch, circa 1895
Located in Glasgow, GB
A 19th century 18k yellow gold, silver fronted, ruby, sapphire, and diamond butterfly brooch, circa 1895. The brooch is designed as a rose-cut diamond butterfly with circular-cut rub...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Late Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Silver

Antique Opal, Ruby and Diamond Butterfly Brooch, Circa 1890
Located in London, GB
An antique opal, ruby and diamond butterfly brooch, with opals set in the wings and abdomen, a faceted ruby set in the thorax, cabochon rubies set in the eyes and rose-cut diamonds s...
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Opal, Ruby, Gold, Silver

Antique 19th Century Cut Steel Extra Large Butterfly Brooch
Located in New York, NY
19th Century Cut Steel Extra Large Butterfly Brooch Period: Victorian Year: c.1850s Material: Steel and Silver Weight: 30.23g Dimensions: 49.40mm x 70.65mm Condition: Really Good An...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Cut Steel

Antique Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Silver And Gold Butterfly Brooch, Circa 1880
Located in London, GB
An antique butterfly brooch, with old-cut diamond pavé set thorax and wings, with a faceted emerald in each top wing, with a total weight of approximately 1.30 carats and a cabochon-...
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Antique 1880s British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Opal, Ruby, Gold, Silver

18KT Blackened White Gold Butterfly Brooch with 23.13 Carat Rose Cut Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
This magnificent brooch is a true work of art. Rose cut diamonds in shapes of round, pear, oval and cushion have been meticulously set in a blackened 18 karat white gold butterfly se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Antique Pearl Sapphire Ruby and Diamond Yellow Gold Butterfly Pendant / Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive antique 3.82 carat natural ruby and sapphire, 0.60 carat diamond and natural pearl, 9 karat yellow gold and silver set brooch; part of our antique jew...
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Antique 1880s Unknown Victorian Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Late Victorian Multi-Gem Butterfly Brooch
Located in London, GB
A late Victorian multi-gem butterfly brooch, the wings and body encrusted with old-cut and rose-cut diamonds, highlighted with demantoid garnets, and rubies, with cabochon-cut sapphi...
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Antique 1890s British Late Victorian Brooches

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

Late Victorian Gem-Set Butterfly Brooch
Located in London, GB
A late Victorian gem-set butterfly brooch, the thorax with a round cabochon emerald, the abdomen with a pear-shaped rose-cut diamond estimated to weigh 0.6 carats, the eyes set with ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Late Victorian Brooches

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Emerald, Ruby, Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Late Victorian Multigem Butterfly Brooch
Located in London, GB
A late Victorian multi-gem butterfly brooch, set with half pearls, diamonds and sapphires with ruby-set eyes, set on silver to yellow gold back, circa 1900, measuring approximately 2...
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Antique Early 1900s British Late Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Yellow Gold, Silver

Magnificent Late Victorian Diamond-Set Butterfly Brooch
Located in London, GB
A Magnificent late Victorian diamond-set butterfly brooch, the brooch in the form of a butterfly, the body, pierced wings and head set throughout with old brilliant- and rose-cut dia...
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Antique 1890s British Late Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Gold, Silver

Victorian Opal and Diamond Butterfly Brooch
Located in London, GB
A Victorian opal and diamond butterfly brooch with carved opal wings on a pierced and engraved gold back with old brilliant-cut diamond-set body and ruby head, the diamonds weighing ...
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Antique 1880s British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Opal, Ruby, 18k Gold, 9k Gold, Silver

Late Victorian Gem-Set Butterfly Brooch
Located in London, GB
A late Victorian gem-set butterfly brooch, the body is a gold spring terminating to a natural pearl, the eyes set with two cabochon-cut rubies, the wings set with two oval-shaped rub...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Natural Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

Late Victorian Burmese Ruby and Diamond Butterfly Brooch
Located in London, GB
A late Victorian Burmese ruby and diamond butterfly brooch, the thorax and wings set with old European and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4 carats in total, the abdomen and...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Late Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, 15k Gold, Silver

Coral Gold Butterfly Brooch
Located in London, GB
A late nineteenth century gold and coral brooch, the coral branch with patterned gold foliate design to tip, supporting a yellow gold butterfly with engraved wing and body, measuring...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Turn-of-the-Century Gold Butterfly Brooch/Pendant
Located in London, GB
A turn-of-the-century gold butterfly brooch/pendant, the thorax set with a round faceted ruby, the wings embellished with three rose-cut diamonds and seven faceted sapphires, all mou...
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Antique Early 1900s French Late Victorian Brooches

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

Antique French Victorian Butterfly Brooch Tanzanite, circa 1870
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
To read more please click continue reading below- This fabulous antique French butterfly brooch was made during the Victorian era, Circa 1870. The wonderful butterfly is adorned wi...
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Antique 1870s French Victorian Brooches

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Emerald, Tanzanite, Tourmaline, Gold, 18k Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian Paste Stone Butterfly Brooch Silver, circa 1880
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
This beautiful Victorian butterfly brooch is, Circa 1880. The brooch is adorned with green Paste Stone wings, Red paste Cabochon eyes, and pretty Pearls. Paste is a heavy, very tra...
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Antique 1880s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Silver

Antique Victorian Paste Stone Butterfly Silver circa 1880 Brooch
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
This beautiful Victorian butterfly brooch has been sculpted in silver. It contains sixty two clear, four green and two pink paste stones, the last of which are set as the butterfly’s...
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Antique 1880s British Victorian Brooches

  • Antique Victorian Paste Stone Butterfly Silver circa 1880 Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Paste Stone Butterfly Silver circa 1880 Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Paste Stone Butterfly Silver circa 1880 Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Paste Stone Butterfly Silver circa 1880 Brooch
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H 1.86 in. W 2.05 in. D 0.48 in.
Antique Victorian French Jet Butterfly Brooch
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
This fabulous Victorian French Jet Butterfly brooch is Circa 1900. The wings and body of the brooch are adorned with black French Jet pieces that are polished to perfection and smo...
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Antique Early 1900s British Victorian Brooches

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Base Metal

Antique Victorian Cut Steel Butterfly Brooch
Located in New York, NY
C.1840. A cut steel butterfly brooch. Cut steel jewelry was introduced in the Georgian era around the mid-1700s. This particular type of jewelry is made with polished steel-faceted ...
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Antique 1840s British Victorian Brooches

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Cut Steel

Antique Victorian French Paste Butterfly Brooch, circa 1900
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
To read more please click continue reading below- This wonderful antique French Sterling Silver Butterfly brooch is genuine Victorian Circa 1900. Butterfly or insect jewellery is ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Victorian Brooches

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Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Butterfly Paste Brooch Silver, circa 1880
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
This beautiful Antique Victorian brooch has been modelled to represent the shape of a butterfly in Silver and some Gold is still visible on the back from where it has previously been...
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Antique 1880s British Victorian Brooches

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Silver

  • Antique Victorian Butterfly Paste Brooch Silver, circa 1880
  • Antique Victorian Butterfly Paste Brooch Silver, circa 1880
  • Antique Victorian Butterfly Paste Brooch Silver, circa 1880
  • Antique Victorian Butterfly Paste Brooch Silver, circa 1880
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H 0.91 in. W 0.87 in. D 0.2 in.
Antique Victorian Silver Butterfly Paste Brooch, circa 1900
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
To read more please click continue reading below- This fabulous little antique Sterling Silver butterfly brooch is genuine Victorian Circa 1900. Butterfly or insect jewellery is h...
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Antique Early 1900s British Victorian Brooches

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Sterling Silver

Victorian Sapphire Diamond Pearl Ruby Butterfly in Profile Pin Brooch
Located in London, GB
Victorian butterfly pin set with n Adult precious stones with conch. pearl at one terminal. Set in silver and 15ct Gold
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Antique 1890s British Late Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire

Victorian 1890s Sapphire Ruby Emerald Diamond Natural Pearl Butterfly Brooch
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Conversation pieces in the form of insect brooches were a popular trend from the 1890s onwards that has since often been revisited. Especially butterflies were well-loved, since thei...
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian Scottish Butterfly Brooch Agate Silver, circa 1860
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
This beautiful Antique Victorian Scottish brooch is modelled in Silver to form the shape of a butterfly. The Silver has been magnificently engraved to depict the detailing of the but...
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Antique 1860s British Victorian Brooches

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Agate, Silver

Antique Victorian Paste Tanzanite Garnet Butterfly Brooch, circa 1900
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
For more details please click continue reading down below... This fabulous sterling Silver butterfly brooch is set with Paste, Tanzanite and Garnet stones. Circa 1900 This specta...
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Antique Early 1900s British Victorian Brooches

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Garnet, Tanzanite, Sterling Silver

Victorian Ruby Diamond Butterfly 18 Carat Silver Brooch, circa 1900
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
This delightful Victorian 18ct Gold and Silver butterfly brooch is adorned with Rubies and sparkling rose cut Diamonds, Circa 1900. Butterfly or insect jewellery is highly collectab...
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Silver

Victoria Silver Opal and Split Pearl Butterfly Brooch
Located in Birmingham, GB
This beautiful butter fly brooch, with delicious opal highlights, to the beautifully crafted openwork wings, enhanced by the gorgeous split pearl trim. A lovely gift for an October ...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Opal, Pearl, Silver

Vintage Floral Butterfly Brooch with Garnets & Marcasites set in Sterling
Located in Pahrump, NV
This sterling brooch is vintage heirloom. Its beautiful design has a small butterfly hidden between the flowers and camouflaged with additional garnet gemstones. It has 19 garnets in...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Garnet, Hematite, Sterling Silver

19th Century Ruby Emerald Diamond Butterfly Brooch
Located in Barcelona, ES
Victorian silver top with gold back butterfly brooch. Covered in old cut diamonds, with a trim of rubies and two emeralds. The body is composed of coloured diamonds
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver

An Antique Diamond Set Shell Brooch in the form of a Butterfly
Located in London, GB
Each Shell mounted with an Old Mine Diamond and between the Shells is the Gold body of the Butterfly. On the reverse is a substantial twelve strap Gold brooch mount and I am told tha...
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Antique Late 19th Century Australian Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Antique Jeweled Butterfly Pin
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
18k gold and silver emerald, diamond and ruby encrusted pin with an opal center.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Brooches

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Opal, Ruby, Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Silver

Great Victorian Butterfly Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The yellow sapphire is approximately 7 carats and is of Ceylon origin with no heat or any other treatments. The biggest of the blue sapphires is a man made sapphire and all of the o...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 14k Gold, Sterling Silver

Large Victorian Yellow Gold & Pearl Butterfly Tortoise Brooch
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Handmade and Designed Butterfly Tortoise Brooch displaying approximately 2-1/2 inch wingspan .
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Natural Pearl, 18k Gold

Victorian Ruby Enamel Butterfly Gold Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A sweet lady butterfly resting with her wings spread out. This Victorian brooch with hand painted enamel and ruby eyes is made of 14K rose gold. Brooch Length: 0.75 inches Brooch ...
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Antique Early 1900s British Victorian Brooches

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14k Gold, Rose Gold

Victorian Silver Topped Diamond Butterfly Brooch
Located in Chicago, IL
Silver Topped, Gold Backed and Diamond set butterfly brooch in original Fitted box. Set with old European Cut Diamonds totaling 5 Carats. Box Marked Arthur & Co. London.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Era Russian Gold Butterfly Brooch Pin
Located in Chicago, IL
made in St. Petersburg in the 1870s. An antique 14K gold brooch is finely modeled as a stylized butterfly with hand-engraved wings and body. The brooch is marked on pin guard with ...
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Late 20th Century Russian Victorian Brooches

1880s Victorian Diamond Silver Gold Butterfly Brooch
Located in London, GB
The beautiful butterfly realistically designed and set throughout with old-cut diamonds in silver on gold and mounted en tremblant to a curved brooch pin so it moves with the wearer,...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Platinum

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Victorian Butterfly Brooch For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate victorian butterfly brooch for your needs in our varied inventory. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 18k Gold and Silver — can elevate any look. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. If you’re looking for a victorian butterfly brooch from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. There have been many well-made iterations of the classic victorian butterfly brooch over the years, but those made by Tiffany & Co. are often thought to be among the most beautiful. While most can agree that any victorian butterfly brooch from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 47 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. A rose cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also old european cut and brilliant cut versions for sale. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking a victorian butterfly brooch, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Victorian Butterfly Brooch?

The price for a victorian butterfly brooch starts at $430 and tops out at $88,500 with these brooches, on average, selling for $3,957.

A Close Look at victorian Jewelry

The reign of Queen Victoria encapsulates a quickly evolving period of history — and jewelry styles were no exception. No single period has seen such a diverse group of jewelry attributed to it than the Victorian era. Today, there is a vast collection of authentic Victorian jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.

Victorian jewelry is named after Queen Victoria, whose reign lasted from 1837 to 1901, making her the second longest-ruling monarch. (She was surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2015.) During this time, different styles of fashion and jewelry came and went. Thanks to our fascination with royalty and swoon-worthy melodramas like Netflix’s The Crown — which is rife with evocative fashion, jewelry and interiors — and the 2017 feature film Victoria & Abdul, we are all familiar with her story. After the death of Victoria’s father and three childless uncles, she ascended to the throne at age 18. In 1840, Queen Victoria married the love of her life, her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Queen Victoria loved serpentine jewels, and she had even more power to shape trends than Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle do today. The British monarch’s best-known piece in this mold is the gold coiled-snake engagement ring she received from Prince Albert — the sinuous reptile was considered a symbol of everlasting love.

The Queen's 63-year reign has been divided by historians into the Romantic period, the early happy years, circa 1837–60; the Grand period, marked by the deaths of the Queen’s mother and husband, circa 1860–80; and the late Victorian or Aesthetic period, which lasted from about 1880 until 1901 and ushered in the Belle Epoque. Queen Victoria wore her heart on her sleeve, and her fashion and jewelry reflected her emotions.

Romantic period jewelry, which featured common decorative motifs and was embellished with seed pearls, coral and turquoise, was a celebration of the young monarch’s love. Everything changed with the death of Prince Albert, and the Grand period is is most often associated with mourning jewelry. Jewelry was smaller, lighter and more dainty during the late Victorian period. During this era, diamonds came into fashion, and semiprecious gems such as amethysts and opals became prevalent, too. Using gemstones for their natural beauty and not their worth was something that jewelers of the era felt passionate about, and this ideology would really become relevant in Art Nouveau jewelry.

On 1stDibs, explore the most extraordinary original Victorian jewelry — from rings, necklaces and brooches to a range of other accessories. 

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.