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Victorian Seed-Pearl Gold Starburst Pin-Pendant
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
simple chain can be added to the 2 bails for pendant wear. It is covered in natural seed pearls and made
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Antique Late 19th Century British Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Late Victorian 10 Karat Gold & Seed Pearl Stick Pin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine Late Victorian 10k gold & seed pearl stick pin. With a lotus shaped flower that has a
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Antique 19th Century Late Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Gold

Late Victorian Paste Amethyst Seed Pearl Gold Pin Brooch
Located in Miami, FL
Late Victorian Paste Amethyst Seed Pearl Gold Pin Bring nostalgia and grace back with this 12
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Late Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Amethyst, Gold

Seed Pearl & Enamel 14K Bar Pin
Located in Solvang, CA
Antique Victorian seed pearl & enamel 14K bar pin, circa 1900. This 14 karat yellow gold bar pin
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Victorian 15 Karat Yellow Gold Onyx Seed Pearl Bar Pin
Located in Lexington, KY
This is a striking Victorian bar pin in rich black onyx featuring a bright white seed pearl in a
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Onyx, Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Seed Pearl Horseshoe Ring
Located in London, GB
interlocking horseshoes pervaded with a single row of round seed pearls which sit atop a rose gold band. This
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Fashion Rings

Materials

Pearl, Gold, Rose Gold

Circa 1875 Victorian Lingerie Pin with Seed Pearls in 18K Gold
Located in Atlanta, GA
graduated seed pearls. This pin has an engraved date "May 5, 1875". Circa: 1875 Metal Type: Steel and 18k
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Antique 1870s Late Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, 18k Gold, Steel

Antique Enamel and Seed Pearl Victorian Gold Sword Jabot Brooch Pin
Located in Montreal, QC
Awesome Antique Victorian Enamel and Seed Pearls Sword 14K Yellow Gold Jabot Pin. Beautifully Hand
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

Materials

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

Victorian 14K Gold French Brooch Jet onyx Seed Pearl Mourning Pin
Located in Wallkill, NY
An exquisite piece of Victorian Mourning Jewelry. The pin is made up of either French Jet or Black
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Onyx, Cultured Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold

Antique Victorian Art Deco Amethyst & Seeded Pearl Sterling Silver Brooch / Pin
Located in Milford, DE
gemstone, surrounded by real seeded pearls and set in a gold-plated sterling silver filigree and floral
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Early 20th Century Victorian Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Pearl, Sterling Silver, Gold Plate

Antique Victorian Solid 14k Gold Large Detailed Seed Pearl Arrow Pin Brooch
Located in Montclair, NJ
This incredible antique pin brooch was crafted from solid 14k yellow gold during the Victorian era
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Amethyst Diamond Seed Pearl Pin Brooch 1.03ct 14K Yellow Gold Victorian
Located in Dearborn, MI
Vintage Antique Victorian 1.03ct Amethyst Diamond Seed Pearl 14K Yellow Gold Pin Brooch Stunning
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Bippart & Co. 14k Gold Seed Pearl Victorian Crescent Moon Honeymoon Pin
Located in North Attleboro, MA
This extraordinary Antique Victorian Bippart & Co. 14k Gold Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Brooch
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Antique Early 19th Century American Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Late Victorian Gold Dress Pin with a Micro Seed Pearls and Enamel Crown
Located in Firenze, IT
A Victorian 18kt gold dress pin decorated with an enamel and micro seed pearls crest crown
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Gold, Enamel

1890 Victorian 10k Rose Gold Seed Pearl and Diamond Heart Pin Watch Holder
Located in Lexington, KY
This is a gorgeous Victorian pin pendant in 10k rose gold featuring a stunning selection of seed
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Diamond, 10k Gold, Rose Gold

Victorian 15ct Gold Masonic Turquoise and Seed Pearl Shield Stick Tie Pin
Located in St Helens, GB
emblem encrusted with turquoise and seed pearl stones. CONDITION ; Excellent. Clean and crisp. Issue
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20th Century Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Turquoise, Gold

Vintage Victorian Revival 14k Gold Diamond Seed Pearl Flower Pin Brooch Pendant
Located in Montclair, NJ
- VS1-SI1 Clarity - G-I Color - 0.50ctw (approx.) Numerous Genuine Cultured Seed Pearls - Round Shape
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Vintage 1950s Revival Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Gold Cannetille and Seed Pearl Pin Brooch
Located in Rotterdam, NL
seed pearls and the surface is beautifully detailed with fine filigree and cannetille work. Cannetille
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Antique Late 19th Century Dutch Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Era Amethyst & Seed Pearl Brooch Pendant
Located in MIAMI, FL
with a natural seed pearl gemstone halo. The pearls add the perfect delicate touch to this already show
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Mid-20th Century American Victorian Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Diamond Seed Pearl Enamel Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Victorian 0.29 Carat diamond, seed pearl and blue enamel, 15 karat
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Antique 1880s Unknown Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Victorian Seed Pearl and Ruby Yellow Gold Bird Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive antique Victorian seed pearl and 0.04 carat ruby, 15 karat yellow gold swallow brooch
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Natural Pearl, Ruby, Pearl, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Seed Pearl and Ruby Yellow Gold Bird Brooch
Victorian Seed Pearl and Ruby Yellow Gold Bird Brooch
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H 0.2 in W 1.06 in L 1.38 in
Victorian 14 Karat Rose Gold Diamond Seed Pearl Brooch
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Victorian 14 Karat Rose Gold Diamond Seed Pearl Brooch. Simple and delicate yet sophisticated
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Antique 1880s Unknown Victorian Brooches

Materials

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

Victorian Gold & Enamel Mourning Hair Locket Brooch Seed Pearls
Located in Wallkill, NY
Wonderful VICTORIAN 14K GOLD Mourning Pin Locket. This has a glass back that would have housed a
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Brooches

Materials

Onyx, Cultured Pearl, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Enamel

Victorian Seed Pearl Double Heart and Bow Brooch, circa 1875
Located in London, GB
A Victorian seed pearl double heart brooch, with the double hearts set below a bow, surmounting
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Gold

Antique Victorian Seed Pearl and Yellow Gold Pendant Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning antique Victorian seed pearl and 18 karat yellow gold pendant / brooch with 9k gold
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Antique 1870s Unknown Victorian Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, 18k Gold, 9k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Diamond and Seed Pearl Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
seed pearls are well color and size matched. A feature Old European cut diamond claw / prong set to
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Antique 1890s Unknown Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Yellow Gold

Victorian Diamond and Seed Pearl Yellow Gold Brooch
Victorian Diamond and Seed Pearl Yellow Gold Brooch
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H 0.08 in W 0.48 in L 2.68 in
14 Karat Gold Bird Sapphire Seed Pearl Pin and Earring Set
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Victorian 14 Karat Bird Briolette Sapphire Seed Pearl Pin and Earrings. This lovely set of three
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Antique 1880s Unknown Victorian Brooches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Pearl, Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Large Citrine Gemstone Seed Pearl 14 Karat Yellow Gold Pin & Pendant
Located in Boca Raton, FL
a delicate halo of lustrous white seed pearls, enhancing the beauty and adding a timeless elegance
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Mid-20th Century Victorian Brooches

Materials

Citrine, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Lapis Lazuli Seed Pearl Yellow Gold Pin Brooch Clip European
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Fabulous Victorian pin, created in Europe on the turn of the 19th century. Well proportioned and
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Brooches

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Natural Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 10k GOLD HAIR ART MOURNING BROOCH WITH SEED PEARLS
Located in New York, NY
and seed pearls centering upon a window of braided hair. I love how beautifully woven the hair is in
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, 10k Gold

Edwardian 15 Karat Gold Seed Pearl Floral Design Pin Brooch
Located in Vilnius, LT
This is an elegant Edwardian floral design pin brooch crafted in 15K yellow gold. It features seed
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Early 20th Century French Edwardian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 15k Gold

15ct Gold & Seed Pearl Victorian Scarf Clip, Circa 1880
Located in London, GB
15ct Gold & Seed Pearl Victorian Scarf Clip,Circa 1880 Heavy quality Etruscan style scarp clip with
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Antique 1880s British Etruscan Revival Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 15k Gold

15ct Gold & Seed Pearl Victorian Scarf Clip, Circa 1880
15ct Gold & Seed Pearl Victorian Scarf Clip, Circa 1880
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H 0.4 in W 0.6 in D 0.6 in L 1.19 in
Victorian Seed Pearl Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Heart Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
pearls - well matched with good luster Heart is threaded with a pin stem accented by an old single cut
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Brooches

Materials

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

Vintage Carved Coral and Seed Pearl Antique Gold Brooch Pin Pendant Necklace
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful! Hand carved Coral Cameo and Seed Pearl Brooch Pendant. Featuring of a Female
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

Materials

Coral, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Seed Pearl Yellow Gold and Silver Chick Bar Brooch, Antique Victorian
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique seed pearl, 14k yellow gold and silver chick brooch; part of our
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Yellow Gold, Silver, 14k Gold

Vintage Large Carved Coral Seed Pearl Antique Gold Brooch Pin Pendant Necklace
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful! Hand carved Large Coral Cameo and Seed Pearl Brooch Pendant Necklace. Featuring a
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Drop Necklaces

Materials

Coral, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Antique Victorian Seed Pearl and 1.39 Carat Diamond Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive antique Victorian seed pearl and 1.39 carat diamond, 9 karat yellow gold and silver
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Seed Pearl and Diamond Yellow Gold Horseshoe Bar Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive antique Victorian seed pearl and 0.52 carat diamond, 9 karat yellow gold and silver
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Georgian/Victorian 14k Gold and Seed Pearl Braided Hair Mourning Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
tests at 14k. Marks: Unmarked Gemstone Measurements: 47 seed pearls: ca. 2.4mm diameter 48 seed pearls
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, 14k Gold

14k Gold Victorian Angel Wing Necklace with Diamond and Seed Pearls
Located in Venice, CA
with rows and rows of seed pearls. At the top is a radiating halo, its rays each topped with an
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Antique 1890s American Victorian Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 15ct Gold Pearl and Diamond Victorian Scarf Pin
Located in Brighton, GB
Antique Scarf Pin 15ct Gold Stamped Hallmarked Chester 1897 Fabulous, Victorian scarf pin
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 15k Gold

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Pin CIRCA 1985 with Seed Pearls and Black Enameling
Located in Austin, TX
and is in excellent condition! All the pearls are the original seed pearls with all the gold and
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20th Century American High Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, 10k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique Victorian Cat’s Eye Pearl Gold Brooch Pin
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1870 A Victorian era cat’s eye quartz, seed pearl, blue spinel and 14K gold antique brooch
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Antique Mid-19th Century Russian Victorian Brooches

14K Rose Gold 1890 Victorian Enamel Floral Motif w/ Diamond & Seed Pearls
Located in Lexington, KY
VS1 clarity, as well as 35 seed pearls to enhance the natural appeal of this pin. The design of this
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Antique 1890s American Victorian Brooches

Materials

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

Antique Seed Pearl Bar Pin Brooch with Glass Inlay and 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Atlanta, GA
Antique Victorian Bar Pin from the 1880s crafted in beautiful 14 karat yellow gold, glass inlay and
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Flower Pendant or Brooch w Seed Pearls Diamond, Victorian, Circa 1929
By Five Star Jewelry
Located in Austin, TX
carefully, you will see that the pearls are genuine seed pearls and the workmanship is impeccable. It has a
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Vintage 1920s American Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold

Ehlers & Co., 14k Gold Horseshoe Stick Pin with Seed Pearls, U.S., circa 1900
Located in Chatham, CA
EHLERS & CO. - Victorian 14K yellow gold horseshoe stick pin - set with thirteen graduated seed
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Fabulous Victorian Ribbon and Pearl Bow Brooch on a Pearl Necklace
Located in Miami Beach, FL
seperately. The bow has ribbon and seed pearls mounted in 14kyg. The necklace has 8 strands of seed pearls
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20th Century Victorian Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Natural Pearl, Pearl, 14k Gold

Victorian 4.35 Carat Peridot 2.56 Carat Emerald Sapphire Seed Pearl Gold Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning 4.35 carat peridot, 2.56 carat emerald and sapphire, seed pearl and 18 karat yellow gold
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Antique 1880s Unknown Victorian Brooches

Materials

Emerald, Pearl, Peridot, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Victorian Seed Pearl and 1.16 Carat Diamond Yellow Gold Pendant Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning antique Victorian seed pearl and 1.16 ct diamond, 15 karat yellow gold pendant / brooch
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Drop Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Early Victorian Hand Painted Porcelain, Pearl and Diamond Mourning Pin
Located in Narberth, PA
An exceptional mourning pin from the early Victorian (1850-1880s) era! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold
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Antique Mid-19th Century Unknown Early Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold

Antique Victorian Seed Pearl Ring Conversion 14k Yellow Gold Sz 5.5 Fine Jewelry
Located in Torrance, CA
Originally an antique Victorian era stick pin (circa 1880s to 1900s), the seed pearl ring is
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Cocktail Rings

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

1870s Victorian Agate and Seed Pearl, Diamond Yellow Gold Mourning Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive Victorian black agate, seed pearl, 0.06 carat diamond and 20 karat yellow gold
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Brooches

Materials

Agate, Diamond, Pearl, Yellow Gold

Victorian Brooch Gold Rose Cut Bohemian Garnet Pearl Teardrop Pin
Located in Wallkill, NY
14K Gold Bohemian Garnet & Seed Pearl Brooch Pin. Offered for sale is this truly spectacular Pin
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Victorian Brooches

Materials

Garnet, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold

Vintage 14k Gold Cabochon Opal w/ Seed Pearl & Diamond Dangle Pin Brooch Pendant
Located in Montclair, NJ
(approx.) (40) Genuine Seed Pearls - Round Shape - Bezel Set - Grayish White Color - 1.6mm (approx.) (10
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21st Century and Contemporary Revival Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Opal, Pearl, 14k Gold

Victorian 1915 Pearl Pin Brooch Enamel Pendant Yellow Gold Antique Original 1915
Located in Dearborn, MI
Genuine Original Antique from 1915 Victorian Pearl Enamel Yellow Gold Pin Brooch Pendant
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Vintage 1910s Victorian Brooches

Materials

Pearl, 10k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Chalcedony Brooch Seed Pearls 15K Gold Heart Shaped c.1890
Located in London, GB
central heart-shaped section with a bow ribbon on top and a cluster of seed pearls surrounding the central
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Antique 19th Century Brooches

Materials

Chalcedony, Pearl, 15k Gold

Antique Victorian 15K Gold Seed Pearl Buckle Pendant Brooch Necklace - c.1890
Located in London, GB
seed pearls, all sitting in a very fine gold mount. The pendant features a bale, which allows this to
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Antique 19th Century Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 15k Gold

Victorian Foiled Garnet Cabochon Seed Pearl 15ct Rose Gold Heart Crown Pendant
Located in St Helens, GB
pearls surrounding. Set with further seed pearls above to help form a crown on top of the crown
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Antique 19th Century British George III Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Garnet, Pearl, Rose Gold

Antique Victorian Diamond and Seed Pearl Enamel and Yellow Gold Pendant / Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
This antique Victorian versatile pendant brooch is fine quality set with seed pearls, a very high color
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Antique 1880s Unknown Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

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Victorian Seed Pearl Pins For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our inventory of victorian seed pearl pins. These distinct designs — crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 14k Gold and Yellow Gold — can elevate any look. Our inventory has long been popular, and it includes earlier versions that date to the 18th Century and newer variations that were made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many different pieces in our collection of victorian seed pearl pins to choose from, but Victorian victorian seed pearl pins are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made iterations of these items over the years, but those made by Krementz & Co are often thought to be among the most beautiful. Many pieces in our collection are stylish for most occasions, but Pearl versions, from our inventory of 27, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. There are many round cut, uncut and antique cushion cut victorian seed pearl pins for sale. If you’re browsing the variety of victorian seed pearl pins for sale, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men.

How Much are Victorian Seed Pearl Pins?

Prices for victorian seed pearl pins start at $128 and top out at $2,500 with these brooches, on average, selling for $778.

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 antique 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 Époque. 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 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.

Find a collection of authentic antique Victorian jewelry — from rings, necklaces and brooches to a range of other accessories — on 1stDibs. 

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.