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Coral Cabochon Victorian Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Attractive Coral Cabochon Victorian Brooch from the late 19th Century. Very dimensional layered construction with Italian origin coral cabochons likely mounted in the States. 1890's...
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Antique 1890s Italian Late Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Silver

Victorian 14 Karat Estate Gold Coral Brooch Pin
Located in Wallkill, NY
Coral Brooch with an Elaborate Cuff wonderful etching on the Gold. Coral Hand is holding a Bow with seed pearls. 14k gold. Measuring 74mm long end to end or 2.90- 31.59mm wide or 1.2...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 14k Gold

Victorian Coral Button Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Victorian Coral Button Brooch of untreated coral in luscious tones. 1880's Italy. Beautifully matched and dimensional brooch. Excellenty condition. 1.5" x .6".
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Gilt Metal

Victorian Angelskin Coral Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Unusual angelskin coral brooch form the late 19th Century of a Neoclassical maiden flanked by 2 grotesque figures. Beautifully hand carved with the pink coral tones centered down the...
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Antique 1870s Italian Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Coral Gold Brooch Pin
Located in New York, NY
Antique Victorian 14k gold brooch, featuring teardrop coral (approx. 25 x 18.3mm) Brooch measures 72mm x 74mm. Tested 14k. Weight - 32.9 grams.
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Gold

Victorian Yellow Gold and Mediterian Coral Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Circa 1900's. Featuring 9K yellow gold, 3D floral carved motif design, handmade.
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Mediterranean Coral Grape Brooch
Located in Chesterland, OH
This lovely antique grape brooch set with a natural Mediterranean coral comes from the Victorian Romantic era. This thing once again proves the high skill of the English jewelers of ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 9k Gold

Victorian Coral Cameo Brooch/Pendant, CA 1900
Located in Miami, FL
A striking and rare coral carving attributed to italian craftmanship, Circa 1900. The carving represents an intricate female figure with floral and leaf motif around her neck. The co...
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Coral Scorpio Brooch, Circa 1880
Located in Chesterland, OH
We present an English silver brooch of the Victorian period with natural Mediterranean corals. The brooch is in Scorpio decorated with 11 old, approximately Victorian period, natural...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Silver

Victorian Coral and Diamond Pin Brooch, circa 1880s
Located in London, GB
This beautiful little brooch features a peach coloured coral stone on the top. It measures 6.3mm and sits within a halo of old cut diamonds. The diamonds total 0.50 carat in weight a...
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Antique 1880s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

205 Carat Carved Ox Blood Coral Chrysanthemum Victorian Brooch
Located in METAIRIE, LA
This period Victorian brooch features a single Natural Ox Blood Red Coral intricately Hand Carved into a Chrysanthemum flower weighing in at 205.00 carats, secured in a 9-prong elect...
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 10k Gold

Coral Brooch with 3 Cameos
Located in Palermo, IT
Cameos are carvings of gem materials in which the subject carved is in positive relief from the base of the cameo, as opposed to Intaglios, where the subject is carved negatively (in...
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Antique 1840s Italian Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 14k Gold

  • Coral Brooch with 3 Cameos
  • Coral Brooch with 3 Cameos
  • Coral Brooch with 3 Cameos
  • Coral Brooch with 3 Cameos
W 2.37 in. L 3.15 in.
Victorian Diamond Coral and Pearl Yellow Gold Bar Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Victorian 0.66 carat diamond, coral and pearl 15 karat yellow gold, 15 karat white gold set, bar brooch; part of our antique jewelry and estate jewelry ...
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Antique 1860s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 18 Karat Gold White Coral Seed Pearl Brooch
Located in Rotterdam, NL
This amazing piece is searching for a new home! Maybe with you, or to give as a gift to a loved one?! A Victorian fossilized white coral brooch is set with eight beautiful clear se...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Cultured Pearl, Coral, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

1900s Natural Coral Victorian Floral Bouquet Brooch Lapel Pin
Located in Atlanta, GA
Handmade 1905 Victorian Floral Bouquet Natural Coral Brooch. This Antique pin features a 14 Karat and 9 Karat Gold mix characteristic of the time period. The Natural Coral has a high...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Gold, 14k Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Coral Fly Insect Flower Brooch Pin Victorian 18 Karat Gold
Located in New York, NY
A stunning antique Victorian Brooch Pin of hand carved Coral with a bouquet of flowers and leaves with two fly insects which have alighted on the top. The coral is set in 18 Karat Y...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Antique Coral 14 Karat Gold Europa Zeus Bull Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stickpin features coral carved to depict the head of a bull with flower crown Opaque reddish orange in color with medium saturation Symbolizing the Greek god Zeus in the myth of Eu...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

1890s Antique Victorian Diamond and Coral Yellow Gold Snake Pin Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine antique Victorian 0.03 carat diamond and coral, 18 karat yellow gold 'snake' pin brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine and imp...
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, 18k 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

Antique Victorian 15ct Gold Salmon Coral 6 Tier Domed Cluster Brooch
Located in Kenley surrey, GB
Beautiful large statement piece brooch from the late Victorian period consisting of 6 tiers of natural Mediterranean salmon coral beads with sizes ranging from 12mm to 4mm attached t...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

Large Antique Victorian GIA Carved Red Coral Cameo w/ 14k Gold Open Frame Brooch
Located in Montclair, NJ
This large handmade antique brooch was crafted in solid 14k yellow gold during the Victorian era. It features a GIA certified, natural coral stone set into an open work and hand etch...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 1880 Etruscan Pendant Brooch in 18Kt Yellow Gold with Coral and Pearls
Located in Miami, FL
Victorian pendant brooch with coral and pearls. Classic piece created in England during the Victorian era (1837-1901) back in the 1880. This very versatile convertible pendant-brooc...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Coral, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Large Victorian 18 Karat Gold GIA No Dye Carved Coral Cameo Pearl Brooch Pin
Located in Montclair, NJ
Here we have an antique brooch with an enhancer hook that was crafted from solid 18k yellow gold during the Victorian era. The brooch features a magnificent piece of natural coral th...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Coral 14 Karat Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Antique Coral Yellow Gold Brooch. Featuring 11 pieces of natural, polished coral. Crafted in 14 karat yellow gold. Circa 1870s. Due to coral being a porous fragile material, glue...
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Antique 1870s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Carved Coral 14K Yellow Gold Fruit Branch Brooch
Located in Rotterdam, NL
This fruit-carved coral brooch is absolutely gorgeous. The coral is so gracefully detailed with a very shapely pear surrounded by her vibrant leaves. The leaf veins are subtly visibl...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

ORANGE & PINK CORAL, GOLD and NATURAL PEARL TREMBLANT BROOCH
Located in New York, NY
Another Coral Brooch belonging to Ruth Ford which she wore en suite, when she entertained at her residence at the Dakota Apartments. She entertained Artists, Writers & Actors and was...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Victorian Brooches

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Natural Pearl, Coral, 18k Gold

Antique Victorian 14k Yellow Gold GIA Rose Carved Natural Coral Bar Pin Pendant
Located in Montclair, NJ
Here we have a gorgeous antique bar pin or pendant crafted from solid 14k yellow gold during the Victorian era. This beautiful antique piece features 3 pieces of NATURAL coral - 1 of...
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Antique 1860s Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Yellow Gold

Art Nouveau Angel Skin Natural Coral Carved Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch
Located in New York, NY
This ornate cameo lady portrait brooch was made in circa 1900-1910. It is crafted out of 14k yellow gold and features a carved angel skin cameo portrait of a lady encircled by two ro...
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Coral Stickpin of Figural Face in the Motif of the Grotesque
Located in Baltimore, MD
We love our wonderfully esoteric Grotesque man (or "other") crafted by a talented unknown carver in the 19th century from a chunk of the most desirable orange-red toned coral. Connoi...
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Antique 1880s British Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 15k Gold

Rare Victorian 15ct Rose Gold Coral and Diamond Snake Shaped Stick Tie Pin
Located in St Helens, GB
A superb mid Victorian period stick tie pin. Designed with an entwined gold snake in 15 carat rose gold. The snake head set with two rose cut diamond chips for eyes surrounding a sin...
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Antique 19th Century British Late Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Rose Gold

Superb Mid Victorian Hand Carved Coral Skull Head Stick Tie Pin in Box
Located in St Helens, GB
A very fine mid Victorian period stick tie pin. Complete in box. Designed with a very finely carved piece of coral to top of skull head shape. CONDITION ; Very good for age. Crisp d...
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Antique 19th Century British Contemporary Brooches

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Coral

Stick Brooch Gold 585 Turquoises Corals Diamonds 0.25 ct, Austria, circa 1860
Located in Vienna, AT
GOLDEN LATE BIEDERMEIER (= HIGH VICTORIAN) Stick Brooch with Turquoises, Corals and Diamonds MADE CIRCA 1860. GOLD (14 ct / 585) TURQUOISES, CORALS AND DIAMONDS (VINTAGE CUT /...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian High Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Turquoise, 14k Gold

Antique Coral Bullhead Stickpin
Located in Baltimore, MD
Dramatic and strong Victorian coral bullhead stickpin will boldly adorn a lapel or tie. The coral head measures 5/8" high by 1/2" wide. The 9K stickpin is 3" long.
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 9k Gold

  • Antique Coral Bullhead Stickpin
  • Antique Coral Bullhead Stickpin
  • Antique Coral Bullhead Stickpin
  • Antique Coral Bullhead Stickpin
H 0.5 in. W 0.63 in. L 3 in.
19th Century Enamel Brooch of Venetian Moors
Located in New York, NY
Austro Hungarian Enamel Brooch of Venetian Moors finely articulated and set in silver with garnets and coral. Tiny Venetian moors are enameled and dangle off the base. 2 side drops m...
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Antique 1880s Italian Victorian Brooches

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Garnet, Coral, Silver, Enamel

Tiffany & Co. 19th Century Carved Coral Warrior Stickpin, Original Box
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Riverdale, NY
Exceptional Collector Quality Tiffany 19th Century Carved Coral Warrior Stickpin with hinged gold helmet which opens with dragon perched on top. Exquisite carving and gold work. Orig...
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Antique 1860s American Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 14k Gold

Carved Coral seed pearls gold Portrait Cameo
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Exuding feminine charm, this coral cameo combines the soft hue of angel skin coral with golden leaves, seed pearls and a Greek border framing her gorgeous portrait. Turn it over to r...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

Antique Large Size Coral Cameo of the Goddess Diana in Profile Mounted in Yellow
Located in Lombard, IL
Exquisite large size coral cameo of the Goddess Diana in Profile mounted in rope-twist design 14kt yellow gold frame with retractable bail so it can be worn as a pendant - all origin...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Coral Stomacher Brooch with Fitted Box
Located in New York, NY
Museum Quality Coral, diamond and enamel on gold stomacher brooch with original fitted box. Very impressive large size. Can be used as a hair piece as well. Made in Victorian era ...
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Victorian Vanity Items

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Coral, Diamond

Victorian Carved Coral Brooch Drop Earring Set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Victorian carved coral and yellow gold demi-parure circa 1850. Love it because it caught your eye, and we are here to connect you with beautiful and affordable jewelry. Decorate Yo...
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Antique 1850s Victorian Drop Earrings

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Coral, 14k Gold

14 Karat Gold Coral Cameo Brooch Pin Pendant Victorian
Located in Wallkill, NY
This TRULY EXQUISITE piece of antique of CORAL cameo jewelry. The frame is made of solid yellow gold that is unmarked, a common trait of antique jewelry. All pieces are acid tested a...
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Antique 1870s Unknown Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Coral, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Table Cut Diamond and Coral Arrow Brooch, Cupids Arrow Brooch
Located in Rottedam, NL
A rare and beautifully preserved antique Victorian brooch in solid 18 ct gold. This unique brooch comes from France and is hallmarked accordingly with an Eagle Head and Masters mark....
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Antique Mid-19th Century French High Victorian Necklace Enhancers

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Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Victorian Coral Flower Pendant Brooch Hand Carved Circa 1880 Gold Rare Necklace
Located in New York, NY
This is a stunning antique Victorian Pendant Brooch Pin of hand carved Coral with a bouquet of flowers and leaves with a coral pendant drop with a flower and leaves. The coral pend...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Coral

Victorian Coral 14 Karat Gold Earrings Brooch Flower Leaf Motif, circa 1870
Located in New York, NY
A rare pair of museum quality Etruscan Revival Victorian Coral Earrings and Brooch. The parure with hand carved three dimensional flowers of natural coral. The carving of the flowe...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Clip-on Earrings

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Coral, Pearl, Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Coral cameos brooch and earrings in 18k gold, cameo brooch earrings set
Located in PARIS, FR
Coral cameos brooch earrings, in their original case, in yellow gold 18 karats, including a brooch and a pair of sleepers earrings, victorian era (Napoleon III period) The brooch (m...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian More Jewelry

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18k Gold

Antique Ladies Carved Coral Cherub & 14-Karat Yellow Gold Brooch & Earrings Set
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique demi-parure set is completely unmarked but tests for a minimum of 14-karat yellow gold and is believed to have been made in England in circa 1890 in the period Victorian...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Collectible Jewelry

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Coral, Gold

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

Italian Late 19th Century Coral Cherub Stick Pin
Located in London, GB
An Italian late 19th century coral stick pin, featuring the bust of cherub realistically carved out of coral, to an 18ct yellow gold pin fitting, circa 1870, the bust measuring appro...
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Antique 1870s British Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Yellow Gold

Victorian Coral Brooch/Pedant and Screw Back Drop Earring Gold Filled Set
Located in St. Louis Park, MN
This lovely Gold-filled Victorian set consists of matching screw back earrings and a brooch which can also be worn as a pendant. Each piece features a floral design of Coral carved...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Gold-filled

Victorian Coral Cameo Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Victorian brooch in 14 Karat gold. Coral cameo set within filigree accents.
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 14k Gold

Antique Victorian Cherub Coral Cameo Brooch
Located in London, GB
Museum Quality Coral cameo depicting a Cherub carrying a garland of flowers. Have you ever seen a sweetest face? So round and soft that the only thing you would do is kissing it a ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 15k Gold

  • Antique Victorian Cherub Coral Cameo Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Cherub Coral Cameo Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Cherub Coral Cameo Brooch
  • Antique Victorian Cherub Coral Cameo Brooch
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W 1.76 in. D 0.26 in. L 2.88 in.
14 Karat Victorian Pendant Brooch Coral
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful Victorian cylindrical orange coral is nestled in the 14 karat yellow gold vintage floral design that can be worn as a pendant or brooch.
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 14k Gold

Victorian Egyptian Revival Carved Coral Brooch and Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully carved coral demi-parure mounted on 18k gold. This style of jewelry enjoyed enormous popularity in it's day, and is still in great demand today.
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Italian Brooches

Antique Victorian Coral Pearl Star 18 Carat Gold circa 1900 Brooch
Located in Lancaster , GB
This fabulous antique Coral and Pearl star brooch is from the Victorian era, Circa 1900 The stunning piece is decorated in lovely Coral stones and creamy Pearls in a splendid 18ct Y...
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Antique Early 1900s British Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Coral Mother of Pearl 18 Karat Gold and Feathers Brooch
Located in Madrid, ES
Victorian brooch in gold depicting a heron with details in coral, feathers and mother of pearl, inside a textured foliate frame.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Unknown High Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Victorian Revival Faux Cameo & Coral Brooch Set
Located in New York, NY
This vintage Victorian revival brooch can also be worn as a pendant. The brooch has a faux cameo center with faux coral accents on its gold tone border. The brooch has tassels hangi...
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Mid-20th Century Brooches

Victorian Gold, Turquoise, Pearl and Coral Mexican Brooch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Delicate and exquisitely executed brooch. An extraordinary find this brooch speaks about the great influence of european fashion and style in Mexican society in the middle of the 19...
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Mexican Brooches

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Turquoise, Sterling Silver, 14k Gold, 9k Gold

Carved Coral Victorian Cameo Surround by Seed Pearls
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lovely Victorian coral cameo pin/pendant surrounded by seed pearls in 14kt yellow gold.
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Unknown Brooches

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Coral, Cultured Pearl, 14k Gold

French Victorian Coral Earrings and Brooch Suite
Located in Napoli, IT
Coral Treasures Beautiful antique Coral treasure to cherish The ageless allure of antique Coral is even more sought after with the time passing by This beautiful French example is p...
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Antique 1840s Early Victorian Dangle Earrings

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Coral, 18k Gold

  • French Victorian Coral Earrings and Brooch Suite
  • French Victorian Coral Earrings and Brooch Suite
  • French Victorian Coral Earrings and Brooch Suite
  • French Victorian Coral Earrings and Brooch Suite
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H 2.17 in. W 0.56 in.
Mid-Victorian Coral Enamel Brooch and Earrings Set
Located in New York, NY
C.1860. A stunning mid-Victorian coral and enamel brooch & earrings set. This high quality set shows beautifully done granulation and rope work details in gold. The rich 18k yellow g...
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Antique 1860s Unknown Victorian More Jewelry

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Coral, 18k Gold

Antique Victorian Gold Coral Etruscan Pattern Brooch
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Antique 18k gold brooch, decorated with coral stones and Etruscan pattern enamel. Brooch is 33mm in diameter. Weight of the piece - 17.6 grams
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Coral, 18k Gold

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Victorian Coral Brooch For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the victorian coral brooch you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Frequently made of Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold, this item was constructed with great care. Finding the perfect victorian coral brooch may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 19th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 20th Century. Take a look at a victorian coral brooch featuring Coral from our inventory today to add the perfect touch to your look. See these pages for a mixed cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also cabochon cut and round cut cut versions available here, too. If you’re browsing our inventory for a victorian coral brooch, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and men.

How Much is a Victorian Coral Brooch?

The price for a victorian coral brooch starts at $155 and tops out at $25,000 with these brooches, on average, selling for $2,200.

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.