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Antique Victorian 14 Karat Gold Madeira Citrine Pearl Heart Bar Brooch
Located in Vilnius, LT
This is a lovely antique Victorian bar brooch. It is crafted in 14K gold, pin - MET. The piece features lovely heart shaped Madeira citrine (3.00ct, rO) and 36 seed pearls. Weight: ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian Brooches

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Citrine, Pearl, 14k Gold

Stunning Victorian 15ct Gold Old Cut Diamond and Chrysoprase Double Heart Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning late Victorian period brooch. c1880. Solid 15 carat gold example with silver head front setting. The piece has been designed as two heart shaped chrysoprase stones. 9mm x ...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Chrysophrase, Diamond, Gold

Victorian Heart Moonstone and Ruby 14ct Gold Forget Me Not Flower Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A superb late Victorian period forget me not flower brooch. Modelled in 14 carat yellow gold. Designed with three heart shaped moonstones in bezel settingd with a ruby to the centre....
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Moonstone, Ruby, Gold

Antique Victorian 15ct Yellow Gold Heart Brooch/Locket
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive 15 carat yellow gold heart brooch / locket; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections This exceptional, fine and impre...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 9 Carat Gold Enamel and Pearl Double Heart Brooch by Liberty & Co
By Liberty & Co.
Located in St Helens, GB
A true late Victorian period brooch. Solid 9 carat rose gold example. Two hearts shape with a ribbon above. The top holds a single pearl and the hearts in white enamelling with black...
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20th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Gold, Enamel

Victorian 18ct Gold Pearl and Turquoise Double Heart Lyre Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A true mid to late Victorian era brooch. c1880. Solid 18 carat yellow gold example. Designed with a musical lyre to centre with two entwined hearts, one set to each side. All encrus...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Turquoise, Gold

Victorian 18 Carat Yellow Gold Ruby Old Cut Diamond Double Heart Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A true mid to late Victorian era brooch. c1870. Solid 18 carat yellow gold example. Designed with two hearts with a mottled finish. Above a knot set with pearl and a bar to each side...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold

Seed Pearl Gold Double Heart and Bow Brooch
Located in London, GB
A seed pearl double heart brooch, with the double hearts set below a bow, on top of three gold bars with seed pearl detail.
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Gold

Victorian silver Ivy leaf and Heart padlock brooch, 9k gold, Aesthetic
Located in NEWARK, GB
A beautiful antique, Aesthetic era silver and gold sweetheart brooch. This brooch is stacked full of symbolism and is aesthetic era design at its finest. Superbly crafted with a ce...
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Antique 19th Century British Aesthetic Movement Brooches

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9k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver

Victorian Forget Me Not 9ct Rose Gold Turquoise Pearl Ribbon Heart Brooch Set
Located in St Helens, GB
A fantastic late Victorian or Edwardian era piece. Solid 9 carat rose gold example. Designed with a matching pair of pin brooches of ribbon or bow design, set with turquoise to centr...
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20th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Turquoise, Rose Gold

Victorian 1.40ct Old Cut Diamond 18ct Gold Double Witches Heart Bow Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning late Victorian period brooch. c1880. Solid 18 carat rose gold example with silver head front setting. The piece has been designed as two entwined witches hearts with ribbo...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Gold

Victorian 18 Carat Gold Turquoise and Diamond FB BF Heart Bar Broch
Located in St Helens, GB
A superb late Victorian period brooch. Solid 15 carat yellow gold bar brooch. Designed with an 18ct gold heart to centre. The heart set with a single turquoise stone with diamond enc...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Turquoise, Gold

Georgian 15 Carat Gold and Enamel Heart and Bow Brooch, circa 1820
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning and highly unusual Georgian mourning brooch. Solid 15 carat yellow gold example. Ribbon or bow design to the top with a heart drop below. Black enamel with scroll design t...
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Antique 19th Century British Early Victorian Brooches

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Gold, Enamel

Late Victorian Gold Dress Pin with Two Heart Peridot Stones
Located in Firenze, IT
A Victorian gold dress pin decorated with two heart shaped green peridots framed by a gold and micro seed pearls knotted ribbon, overall length 43 mm.
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Peridot, Gold

Victorian Seed Pearl Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Heart Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Depicting an open heart motif with a romantically frilled edge Set with natural freshwater seed pearls - well matched with good luster Heart is threaded with a pin stem accented by...
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mid-Century Persian Turquoise Heart Bow Ribbon Locket Brooch/Pendant Yellow Gold
Located in Lisbon, PT
Mid-Century Persian turquoise heart and bow convertible locket brooch in 19.2kt yellow gold and silver, Portugal. This romantic jewel of Victorian inspiration is pavé-set throughout ...
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Vintage 1930s Portuguese Victorian Brooches

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

1850s Pearl and Diamond Heart Bar Mourning Brooch with Hair, 18 Karat Gold
Located in Atlanta, GA
Circa: 1850 Metal Type: 18 karat yellow gold Weight: 6.4 grams Width: 1.75 inch
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Antique 1850s Unknown High Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian 10 Karat Rose Gold Heart Shape Seed Pearl and Diamond Pin Watch Holder
Located in Lexington, KY
This is a gorgeous Victorian pin pendant in 10k rose gold featuring a stunning selection of seed pearls completed by a gorgeous diamond accent. The pin itself has a unique heart shap...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Pearl, 10k Gold, Rose Gold

Antique 8.50 Carat Amethyst and Pearl 9 Carat Yellow Gold Lapel Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive 8.50 carat amethyst and seed pearl, 9 carat yellow gold lapel brooch; part of our diverse vintage jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine and impres...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Amethyst, Pearl, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 15ct Gold Chalcedony and Seed Pearl Heart Brooch
Located in Glasgow, GB
A Victorian 15 carat yellow gold chalcedony and seed pearl heart brooch. The yellow chalcedony heart is set within a surround of seed pearls, surmounted by a seed pearl coronet. The ...
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Antique 1890s British Late Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Pearl, Chalcedony, Gold, 15k Gold

  • Victorian 15ct Gold Chalcedony and Seed Pearl Heart Brooch
  • Victorian 15ct Gold Chalcedony and Seed Pearl Heart Brooch
  • Victorian 15ct Gold Chalcedony and Seed Pearl Heart Brooch
  • Victorian 15ct Gold Chalcedony and Seed Pearl Heart Brooch
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Late Victorian Large Garnet Heart Locket Bow Brooch Pendant
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1900 Gilt Metal Heart Locket with attached Bow Brooch Pendant, measuring 2 1/4 inches in length and 1 1/2 inches wide set with Bohemian Garnets, Round and Pear shapes , the bac...
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Garnet, Gilt Metal

Victorian Old Mine Diamond Pearl Heart Pendant Brooch 14 Karat Gold Antique
Located in New York, NY
An Antique Victorian Heart Pendant set throughout with lovely Seed Pearls. In the center is a sparkling Old Mine Cut Diamond. The diamond and pearls are set in a wonderful 14 Karat...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Antique Rose Cut Diamond Heart Pendant Brooch 14 Karat Red Gold Silver
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This versatile piece of jewellery can be worn as a pendant or brooch. The pendant loop is on a hinge that can be folded in and out. The rose diamonds are set in silver and backed ont...
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Antique 1870s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Silver

A Victorian Pearl and Diamond Double Heart Brooch
Located in London, GB
A Victorian pearl and diamond double heart brooch, each heart set with a natural saltwater oval button-shaped pearl to the centre of an old brilliant-cut diamond surround, with diamo...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Pearl, Natural Pearl, Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Victorian Round Gold Brooch with Gem-Set Twin Heart Motif
Located in London, GB
A Victorian round gold brooch with twin heart motif, one set to the centre with a cabochon-cut emerald , the other with a cabochon-cut ruby, both with half-pearl surround and ribbon ...
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Antique 1860s British Victorian Brooches

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Emerald, Natural Pearl, Ruby, Gold

Victorian Ruby, Diamond and Pearl Heart Brooch
Located in London, GB
A Victorian ruby, diamond and pearl heart brooch, the natural saltwater pearl measuring 10.1 x 8.5 x 7.1mm set to the centre, surrounded by a row of seventeen oval-cut Burmese rubies...
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Antique 1890s British Late Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Pearl, Natural Pearl, Ruby, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian Scottish Agate Heart Brooch
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
To read more please click continue reading below- This highly collectable Antique Victorian Scottish heart brooch is Circa 1860. Scottish jewellery was made popular by Queen Victor...
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Antique 1860s British Victorian Brooches

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Agate, Silver

Antique Victorian Turquoise Heart Locket Silver Brooch, circa 1900
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
This charming Victorian heart Silver brooch is adorned with Turquoises, Circa 1900. The brooch displays a number of Turquoise’s which compliment this little brooch beautifully. On ...
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Turquoise, Silver

Victorian Moonstone Diamond Silver Gold Double Heart Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful heart shaped moonstones set in a silver on gold mount surrounded by rose cuts diamonds. Rose cuts in the bow above as well. Double hearts were a popular symbol in the Victo...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Moonstone, Gold, Silver

Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Double Heart Pendant-Brooch
Located in Miami Beach, FL
From THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF FRED LEIGHTON. Designed as a pair of hearts beneath a crown motif, composed of two foil backed pear-shaped rose-cut diamonds, framed and topped with ...
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian Silver Gold Double Heart Mizpah Brooch
Located in Sale, Cheshire
A fine quality antique double heart MIZPAH brooch dating from 1901. It's crafted in sterling silver, with applied rose and yellow gold letters, flowers, and ivy leaves. Mizpah jewel...
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Early 20th Century English Late Victorian Brooches

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Gold, Rose Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian Pearl Heart Brooch 15 Carat Gold, circa 1900
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
This delightful antique Yellow Gold Pearl heart brooch is Victorian, Circa 1900. The brooch has a lovely knotted design which sees the golden frame twist and tie into a lovely hear...
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Antique Early 1900s British Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, 15k Gold

Antique Victorian Diamond Double Heart Brooch 15 Carat Gold, circa 1900
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
A lovely antique Victorian brooch featuring two hearts crowned with star set Diamonds with a lover’s knot sitting above. Two hearts side by side represents a loving connection with...
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Antique Early 1900s British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Enamel Natural Pearl Silver Gold Heart Pendant/Brooch
Located in Edinburgh, GB
A Victorian heart pendant/brooch, comprising a central rose cut diamond and natural pearl double heart centre, mounted on a white and red guilloche enamel heart with pearl edging, mo...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, 15k Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian Pearl Entwined Heart Brooch 18 Carat Gold, circa 1900
Located in Lancaster, Lancashire
A lovely antique brooch from the Victorian era featuring a bow crowned on top of two entwined hearts which symbolize a loving eternal bond. Pearls are a true gift from Mother Natur...
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Antique Early 1900s British Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Diamond Natural Pearl Royal Blue Heart Pendant
Located in Napoli, IT
Victorian romanticism The prettiest Victorian period heart brooch pendant crafted of solid 18 KT gold A centre Diamond and natural pearl daisy under lined by Royal Blue enamelling in...
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Antique 1860s Victorian Brooches

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Natural Pearl, Diamond, 18k Gold

Clear Austrian Crystal "True Love" Heart Shaped Brooch with Drop
By Alan Anderson
Located in Toronto, CA
For hundreds of years heart shaped jewelry have been given as tokens of love and affection. Our clear Austrian crystal "True Love" heart shaped brooch continues the great tradition ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Victorian Brooches

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Crystal, Rhodium

Love heart sapphire and diamond bow brooch/pendant
Located in London, GB
Love heart brooch made of white diamonds and high quality sapphires with bow detail. Canbe worn as a brooch or pendant set in 18ct Yellow gold and silver, very fine work beautifully...
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20th Century British Early Victorian Brooches

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

Entwined Double Heart Natural Pearl & 18 Carat Gold Brooch, English circa 1880
Located in London, GB
A Victorian double heart antique brooch in 18 carat yellow gold set with natural pearls, with a knotted border of rope design. Measures 25mm in width x 16mm in height. Antique piece ...
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Antique 1890s British High Victorian Brooches

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Natural Pearl, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Sterling Silver Micromosaic Heart Pin
Located in Madison area, WI
- Antique Micro Mosaic Heart Pin - c. 1880-1900 - Glass, sterling silver Examples of micro mosaic this finely executed are extremely hard to find -- wonderfully finished with da...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Sterling Silver

Antique Mourning Pin with Tiny Seed Pearls and double heart in gold 9 ct.
Located in Houston, TX
This rare pin has two hearts made with different colors of hair and also his initials next to each heart.This pin
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Antique 18th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Pearl

Victorian 10.50 Carat Heart Multi Opal 1.45 Carat Diamond Brooch Pendant
Located in Napoli, IT
Heirloom Piece Just came in this breathtaking Victorian era Brooch Pendant of great impact to eyes to view and heart to treasure 1880 ca – hand crafted in a marvellous flower, seems...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold, Silver

Victorian Enamel 14 Karat Rose Gold Heart Locket Pendant Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pendant brooch is designed as a pen suspending a notebook Both glossed with black enamel - exhibiting minimal loss Notebook functions as a locket with a secret center segment that ...
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Brooches

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Rose Gold, Enamel, 14k Gold

Victorian Gold and Pearl Heart Brooch
Located in Firenze, IT
Depicting the heart deisign in the centre with half pearl. Size: 4,5cm
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Gold

Victorian Gold Moonstone Ruby Diamond Heart Love Brooch
Located in Boston, Lincolnshire
A Gorgeous Victorian c.1890 old cut Diamond, Ruby and Moonstone Heart Love brooch. The Moonstone in foil backed closed setting. English origin. Length 47mm. Height of the face 10mm. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Moonstone, Ruby, Yellow Gold, Gold

Antique Victorian Diamond Witch's Heart Brooch
Located in Stamford, CT
Seventy two sparkling old mine and european cut diamonds, set in 18kt gold and silver pronged settings, cover a witch's heart, crescent moon and bow in this Victorian brooch made in ...
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Antique 1860s British Late Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Victorian Two Hearts Seed Pearl Coral Carat Gold Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A true mid to late Victorian era brooch. Solid 9 carat gold example. Designed with two entwined witch's hearts set with corals and seed pearls and a crown above. Set with further pea...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Pearl, Gold

Victorian Conch Natural Pearl Diamond Heart Brooch
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
An unusual Antique Victorian brooch from the 1890s in the form of a heart, centering a rare drop shaped conch pearl with the much sought after and beautiful flame structure and lustr...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, Gold, Silver

  • Victorian Conch Natural Pearl Diamond Heart Brooch
  • Victorian Conch Natural Pearl Diamond Heart Brooch
  • Victorian Conch Natural Pearl Diamond Heart Brooch
  • Victorian Conch Natural Pearl Diamond Heart Brooch
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Victorian Antique Pearl Brooch, Intertwined Hearts, Turquoise
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
A charming and romantic brooch dating from the Victorian era featuring two pearl studded hearts entwined on a yellow gold knife edge bar. The top of the hearts a crowned with a pear...
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Turquoise, 9k Gold

Victorian Diamond Silver Gold Heart and Crescent Brooch
Located in London, GB
A Victorian heart and crescent diamond brooch, set with old-cut diamonds, in cut-down settings, mounted in silver-upon-gold, circa 1890. In Victorian symbolism the crescent or new mo...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Gold, 10k Gold, Silver

Victorian Chrysophrase, Demontoid Garnet and Diamonds Set Heart Shape Brooch
Located in London, GB
Victorian Chrysophrase, Demontoid Garnet and Diamonds set Heart shape brooch set in silver and gold. This item is a striking reproduction brooch, not many of its kind. The brooch its...
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Antique 1870s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Chrysophrase, Diamond, Garnet

Victorian Natural Freshwater Pearl Diamond 14 Karat Gold Heart Pendant Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as a heart pavéd throughout by 2.0 mm natural freshwater seed pearls, ranged in color and quality Centering a cluster of old European cut diamonds weighing in total approxi...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Natural Pearl, Gold, 14...

Victorian Bow Heart and Crescent Diamond Gold Brooch
Located in London, GB
A Victorian diamond brooch, with an old-cut diamond set bow, mounted on a yellow gold crescent moon, suspending an old-cut diamond set heart, with an estimated total diamond weight o...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Gold

Victorian 15 Carat Gold Turquoise and Seed Pearl Two Hearts Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning true antique two hearts brooch. Modelled in 15 carat yellow gold. Designed with two hearts entwined with one another. Each heart set with seed pearls and turquoise sto...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Turquoise, 15k Gold

Victorian Heart Amethyst with Diamonds and Pearls Brooch Pendant, c.1900s
Located in London, GB
This large brooch pendant is made from a 44.00 carat deep purple amethyst which is natural. It has been expertly cut into shape and is beautifully haloed by a mix of diamonds and pea...
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Victorian Brooches

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Amethyst, Diamond, 18k Gold

Antique Victorian Art Nouveau 14 Karat Yellow Gold Heart Shaped Pin/Brooch
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Antique Victorian Art Nouveau 14K Yellow Gold Heart Shaped Pin/Brooch With Enamel Variegated Chameleon Plant Leaves. Intriguing color changing iridescent enamel plant leaves applie...
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Antique 19th Century Brooches

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Gold

Antique Opal Heart Brooch Pendant
Located in London, GB
An antique opal heart brooch-cum-pendant, set with oval opals and rose-cut and old-cut diamonds, in a silver-upon-gold, open work mount, with dropping pendant bail and detachable bro...
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Antique 1890s British Late Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Opal, Gold, Silver

Antique Crowned Heart Diamond Ruby Symbolic Brooch Pendant
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1880 A Victorian era antique silver-topped 14K gold brooch / pendant is designed as a heart with three swords surmounted by a ducal crown. The brooch / pendant is densely set ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

Diamond Double Heart and Bow Brooch
Located in London, GB
A mid Victorian double heart brooch, with rose cut diamonds set in the two hearts and bow, with an estimated total diamond weight of 1.40ct, mounted in silver-upon-gold. Circa 1860s.
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Antique 1860s Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Gold

Early Victorian Diamond and Ruby Flower Heart Brooch/Pendant in Silver on Gold
Located in London, GB
A beautiful early Victorian diamond and ruby flower heart brooch/pendant set in silver on gold. This lovely piece depicts a slanted heart encasing a delicate four petaled flower and ...
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Antique 1880s Unknown Early Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, Silver

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Victorian Heart Brooch For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate victorian heart brooch for your needs in our varied inventory. Frequently made of Gold, Silver and Yellow Gold, this item was constructed with great care. Finding the perfect victorian heart 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. A victorian heart brooch from Krementz & Co, Liberty & Co. and Peter Carl Fabergé — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. A victorian heart brooch can make for a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 41 Diamond versions can add an especially stylish touch. Today, if you’re looking for a rose cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes round cut and old european cut alternatives. Finding a victorian heart brooch for sale for women should be easy, but there are 32 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Victorian Heart Brooch?

Prices for a victorian heart brooch can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $191 and can go as high as $27,992, while this accessory, on average, fetches $1,995.

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.