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Diamond Gold Flower Bouquet Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A diamond studded bouquet of flowers, this brooch features over 7 carats of diamonds set in 18K white gold. The pedals dance with light, this is one bouquet worth fighting over! Dim...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Diamond Gem Ruby Emerald Gold Platinum Clown Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
We aren’t clowning around here! This brooch features approximately 16 carats of VS quality full cut diamonds. 4.50 carats of vivid red rubies, set in 18K yellow gold and platinum, ru...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

DAVID WEBB Fleur-de-Lis Diamond Detachable Brooch
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
DAVID WEBB Fleur-de-Lis Diamond Detachable Brooch in 18k Yellow Gold and Platinum. An exquisitely textured gold design emblematic to David Webb, this bold 'fleur-de-lis' lends a nod...
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1970s Vintage Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

1950s Walrus 18 Karat Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Poitiers, FR
Brooch in 18 karat yellow gold. This brooch features an ‘animal’ theme; a walrus with small red gems for eyes and a textured yellow gold body. The clasp has a security pump that prev...
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1950s Retro Vintage Brooches

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Classic Vintage Brooch/ Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Classic Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond, ruby, sapphire & emerald brooch/pendant. Spectacular colorful brooch with 3.32 carats of diamonds, rubies are 4.5 carats, sapphires are 7...
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1960s Artist Vintage Brooches

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Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond, 18k Gold

Vourakis Red Enamel Diamond Gold Buckle Brooch
By Vourakis
Located in London, GB
A bold brooch in 18K gold designed as a buckle, partly enameled in rich crimson. The bar of the buckle is represented by a diamond bombe finial in white gold pavé-set with 25 round b...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

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Diamond, Gold, Enamel, 18k Gold

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  • Vintage Vourakis Red Enamel Diamond Gold Buckle Brooch
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W 1.19 in. L 1.58 in.
Christian Dior Vintage Jewelled Gift Box Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage gold toned brooch featuring a gift box embellished with ruby crystals. Marked CHR. DIOR. Indicative measurements : length approx. 4.2 cm (1.65 inches) / heig...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

Christian Dior Vintage Wreath of Flowers Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage gold toned brooch featuring a large oval wreath of flowers embellished with faux pearls and clear crystal. Marked CHR. DIOR. Germany. Indicative measurements...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

Christian Lacroix Paris White Enamel Bow Pin Brooch
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Atlanta, GA
A handsome rare Christian Lacroix Paris signed pin brooch. Featuring an oversized dangling bow shape with ex-voto heart, skull, and CL logo charms, in white enameled metal ornate wit...
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1980s Modern Vintage Brooches

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Enamel, Gilt Metal

1950s Retro 18 Karat Gold Bouquet Precious Stones Brooch
Located in Poitiers, FR
Brooch in 18 karats yellow gold, owl hallmark. Representing a bouquet of flowers, this sublime vintage brooch is set with red gems, blue gems and doublet emerald. A golden bow set wi...
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1950s Retro Vintage Brooches

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

1925s Art Deco Antique Diamond Lapis Lazuli Platinum Brooch
Located in Poitiers, FR
Brooch in platinum, mascaron hallmark, and 18 karats white gold, owl hallmark. Rectangular shape with rounded corners, this delicate antique brooch is set with a long lazuli lapis su...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Brooches

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Lapis Lazuli, Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum, White Gold

Jacques Gautier Silvered Metal Poured Glass Cabochon Pin Brooch
By Jacques Gautier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely Jacques Gautier Paris pin brooch. Geometric design with silvered metal carved and see-thru frame topped with white glitter enamel poured glass cabochon with a silver foil back...
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1960s Modernist Vintage Brooches

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Silver Plate

1950s Retro Enamel Diamonds 18 Karat Yellow Gold Parrot Brooch
Located in Poitiers, FR
Brooch in 18 karats yellow gold, owl hallmark. This incredible retro brooch represents a parrot whose body is pierced and enamelled blue and red. The bird is resting on a black ename...
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1950s Retro Vintage Brooches

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

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Brooch No. 159 Ornamented with Turquoise
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Brooch No. 159 ornamented with Turquoise. 4.6 cm diameter (1 13/16"). Weighs 17 grams (0.60 oz). Manufactured after 1945.
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1950s Art Nouveau Vintage Brooches

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Turquoise, Sterling Silver

Ghiso Paris Diamond Platinum Arc De Triomphe Clip Brooch
By Ghiso Paris
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1930 Arc De Triomphe, by Ghiso Paris, platinum and set with old step cut and baguette diamonds totaling 1.30 carat, having a double clip pin back. Measuring 3/4 Inch in height ...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Brooches

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Diamond, Platinum

1960s French Retro Rose Shape Articulated Diamond Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Poitiers, FR
Brooch in 18 karats yellow gold, mercury head hallmark and platinum, young girl's head hallmark. Representing a rose, this vintage brooch is articulated and can thus present the flow...
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1960s Retro Vintage Brooches

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

Christian Dior Vintage Massive 1962 Rock Metal Crystal Pearl Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage massive 1962 antiqued gold tone 3D textured metal rock shaped brooch embellished with faux pearls and clear crystals, adorned with faceted ruby crystals. Mark...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

1963 Georges Braque Cut Diamond Enamel and Gold "Three Graces" Brooch
By Georges Braque
Located in Paris, FR
Express Shipping still available during Lockdown Wonderful 18K Yellow, Enamel White gold and Cut Diamonds Brooch, called 'The three Graces' by Georges Braque (1882-1963), inventor o...
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1960s Modern Vintage Brooches

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White Diamond, 18k Gold

Harriet Bauknight for Kaso Oversized Dangling Lucite Pin Brooch Fall Colors
By Harriet Bauknight for KASO
Located in Atlanta, GA
Superb oversized Lucite pin brooch designed by Harriet Bauknight for Kaso. Featuring a geometric and dimensional design with dangling long charms. Assorted fall colors of yellow cham...
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1980s Modernist Vintage Brooches

Roaring Lion Brooch Large Vintage Figural Shoulder Pin 4 inch Gold Silver Metal
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This roaring lion brooch or shoulder pin measures 4.2 in long and features striking emerald green cabochon eyes, very much in the style of Hattie Carnegie. It measures 4.2in L by 2i...
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1970s Modern Vintage Brooches

18 Karat Yellow Gold Brooch with Enameled Flower and Diamond Centre
Located in Milan, IT
18k yellow gold brooch with enameled flower and diamond centre, a tiny chain maintain it safely closed Gold weight is 4.40g, diamonds ct. 0.015 The chain to complete the set is avail...
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1980s Vintage Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Angela Cummings Jade Gold Earrings Pin Brooch Clip Set 1980s
By Angela Cummings
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rare and unusual set consisting of a pair of earrings and a clip created by Angela Cummings in the 1980s. Outstanding workmanship and unusual design are the highlights of this beauti...
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1980s Vintage Brooches

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Jade, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Chain with Enameled Flowers and Diamond Centre
Located in Milan, IT
Simple chain with 3 beautiful light blue enameled flowers with a diamond centre. The chain is 42 cm long. Gold weight is 11.30g, diamonds ct. 0.025 Brooch to complete the set is avai...
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1980s Vintage Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

1960s Vourakis Red Enamel Pave Diamond Gold Buckle Ring
By Vourakis
Located in London, GB
A very chic ring in 18 carat gold designed as a buckle, the uppermost part enamelled to a to a rich crimson. The bar of the buckle is represented by a diamond bombe finial in white g...
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1960s Vintage Brooches

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

Extremely Rare 1963 Georges Braque Gold "Zetes et Calaïs" Necklace
By Georges Braque
Located in Paris, FR
Express Shipping insured during the Lockdown Exceptional 18K Gold Necklace by Georges Braque (1882-1963), inventor of cubism. The piece is signed "Bijoux de Braque" and numbered EA ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Brooches

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18k Gold

Joseff of Hollywood Aquarius brooch
By Joseff of Hollywood
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Original Brooch, “Aquarius” by Joseff of Hollywood, depicting a nude on a dome, maybe representing the moon, surrounded by stars. Signed to the rear JOSEFF. All in excellent conditio...
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1980s Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Art Deco wooden Terrier Dog brooch pin
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Art Deco Brooch Carved Wooden Scottish Terrier, with details painted for tongue, nose and eye. Finely detailed, with collar and bow to neck. The rear clasp has the old French “Roll-o...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Art Deco Mexican Silver Butterfly brooch pin with Turquoise
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Art Deco Silver Butterfly Brooch with Turquoise highlights to wings. The Sterling Silver is Hallmarked to rear “FM” to centre, with “DF 925” Silver mark, plus “CHOHE EN MEXICO”, surr...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Brooches

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Turquoise, Sterling Silver

Art Deco Red Bakelite bow or ribbon brooch pin
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Art Deco Pin or Brooch, in Red and Black Bakelite Original Pin Fittings and rivetted attachments for the different coloured Bakelite. Carved decoration with the Black Bakelite “Ribbo...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Brooches

  • Art Deco Red Bakelite bow or ribbon brooch pin
  • Art Deco Red Bakelite bow or ribbon brooch pin
  • Art Deco Red Bakelite bow or ribbon brooch pin
  • Art Deco Red Bakelite bow or ribbon brooch pin
H 1.66 in. D 0.4 in. L 2.96 in.
Art Deco Red Bakelite Horn of Plenty Brooch pin with Cherries
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Art Deco Carved Red Bakelite Horn of Plenty brooch or pin with cherries. A truly wonderful creation in Red bakelite. The cherry stems and whole brooch (pin) is original with no repai...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Yves Saint Laurent Eiffel Tower Brooche
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Super ncie Yves Saint Laurent Eiffel Tower Brooche. Good condition Size 5.5 cm
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1980s Vintage Brooches

Bailey, Banks and Biddle Moonstone Jabot Pin
By Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Located in London, GB
A jabot pin of two circular sections set with a floral moonstone and diamond set motif. 14ct yellow gold. Signed Bailey Banks & Biddle. American, circa 1930.
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1930s Vintage Brooches

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Moonstone, Diamond, 14k Gold

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Couture Heart Brooch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Iconic Large Yves Saint Laurent Brooche in blakc metaal and fake pearls. Light signs of use in some pearls. A imilar model has been sold for more than 1200€ in a auction house recent...
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1980s Vintage Brooches

1970 Andrew Grima Brazilian Topaz Diamond Gold Pendant Brooch
By Andrew Grima
Located in London, GB
Andrew Grima Untitled Topaz & Diamond Pendant Brooch, 1970, marked CS, HJCo, London, 18k hallmarks for 1970, 750 and GRIMA (on reverse). 18k gold pendant/ brooch set with a Brazilian...
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1970s Vintage Brooches

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Diamond, Topaz, 18k Gold

Hans Hansen Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet
By Hans Hansen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hans Hansen sterling bangle. Very heavy gauge. 1970's. Complimentary gift box included with purchase. Hans Hansen Bio: Hans Hansen (1884-1940) opened his own gold and silver smithy ...
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1970s Modern Vintage Brooches

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Sterling Silver

Christian Dior Vintage 1972 Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage 1972 gold toned and white resin brooch featuring CD initials. Marked 1972 CHR. DIOR Germany. Indicative measurements : height approx. 5.2 cm (2.05 inches) / ...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

Christian Dior Vintage Diamante Logo Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage diamante gold toned brooch featuring CHRISTIAN DIOR logo. Embossed CHR. DIOR © Germany. Indicative measurements : diameter approx. 5 cm (1.97 inches). JEWEL...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

Rochas Vintage Oversized Baroque Lock Brooch
By Rochas
Located in Nice, FR
ROCHAS vintage oversized iconic gold tone brooch featuring a Baroque lock design. Embossed ROCHAS. Indicative measurements : height approx. 11.6 cm (4.57 inches) / width approx. 8 ...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Brooch No 592/311
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Brooch No 592/311 Unmarked silvermounting Diam 3.2 cm(1 17/64 in)
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1960s Modern Vintage Brooches

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Other

Jean Augis Vintage Art Deco Enameled Brooch
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN AUGIS vintage rare ART DECO brooch in hammered copperware featuring 16 enameled turquoise cabochons. Embossed JEAN AUGIS. Indicative measurements : diameter 5.3 cm (2.09 inche...
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20th Century Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Mary Oros Oversized Gilt Cast Resin Pin Brooch
By Mary Oros
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stunning oversized pin brooch, by bay area artist Mary Oros. Featuring organic feel branches shape in cast resin with gilt coating topped with turquoise blue, white, and black resin ...
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1980s Modernist Vintage Brooches

1963 Georges Braque Cut Diamond Gold Tereus Brooch
By Georges Braque
Located in Paris, FR
Beautifull 18K Gold Brooch by Georges Braque (1882-1963), inventor of cubism. Signed "Bijoux de Braque" and numbered 1/8. The gouache from "Bijoux de Braque" called "Tereus" is repr...
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1960s Modern Vintage Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Christian Dior Vintage Gold Toned Saber Sword Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage gold toned brooch featuring a saber sword with tassel detail. Marked CHR. DIOR ©. Indicative measurements : length approx. 12 cm (4.72 inches). JEWELRY COND...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

Seaman Schepps Aventurine Coral Pearl Gold Large Frog Brooch
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Large 18k gold and carved aventurine frog brooch, crafted by Seaman Schepps, adorned with corals and pearls. Brooch is 55mm x 60mm. Weight is 64.7 grams. Marked 750, Shell mark, Seam...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

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Coral, Pearl, 18k Gold

Richard W. Wise 0.50 Carat Diamond Gold Pendant Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Abstract or Modernist Pendant / Brooch The pendant / brooch is by Richard W. Wise The pendant / brooch is 18K Yellow & White Gold There are 0.50 Carats in Diamonds F VS The Pendant /...
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20th Century Modernist Vintage Brooches

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

French 1950s Sapphire Diamond Platinum White Gold Bouquet Brooch
Located in Poitiers, FR
Brooch in platinum and 18 karat white gold, dog's head and eagle's head hallmarks. This elegant antique brooch represents a bouquet of flowers represented by blue sapphires and brill...
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1960s Retro Vintage Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, White G...

Pellini Italy Modernist Pin Brooch Brown Resin and Pearl
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful Donatella Pellini Italy signed pin brooch. Couture design with modernist freeform shape. Textured chocolate-brown resin with gilt inclusions topped with chocolate pearl-lik...
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1980s Modernist Vintage Brooches

Super Cute Brooch in Yellow and White Gold Rabbit Easter
Located in ., FR
Super Cute Brooch Pattern: Rabbit The hairs are made of yellow gold threads (18k) The eyelashes and mustaches in white gold The eyes are sapphires and the muzzle is ruby Measure...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

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18k Gold, White Gold

LIA Gold Christmas Tree Pin and Brooch, Colorful Crystal Ornaments
Located in Milford, DE
Festive Christmas tree pin brooch, featuring a textured golden evergreen fir tree decorated with crystals. Gold-plated. By Lianna, Inc of Cranston, Rhode Island. Unworn vintage col...
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1950s Retro Vintage Brooches

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Crystal, Gold Plate

LIA Silver Christmas Tree Pin and Brooch, Colorful Crystal Ornaments
Located in Milford, DE
Festive Christmas tree pin brooch, featuring a textured silver evergreen fir tree decorated with crystals. Silver tone. By Lianna, Inc of Cranston, Rhode Island. Unworn vintage col...
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1950s Retro Vintage Brooches

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Crystal

Carved Angel Skin Coral Rose Flower Jade Leaf Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Miami Beach, FL
20th Century 18k yellow gold brooch featuring a carved angel skin coral rose and two carved jade leaves. Marked 750 for 18k
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

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Coral, Jade, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Exceptional Hermès Vintage Eggshell Chick Grey Yellow Gold Brooch Easter RARE
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Super Cute Authentic Vintage Hermès Vintage Brooch Pattern: Chick coming out of its eggshell Made in France in the 60's Made of yellow gold and grey gold The eggshell is formed o...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

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Gold

Super Cute Brooch Rear of a carriage and coachman MELLERIO dits MELLER Gold 18k
By Mellerio dits Meller
Located in ., FR
Adorable MELLERIO Brooch Pattern: Rear of a carriage and his coachman with top hat. The coachman holds a whip in his hand. We even see the paws of the horse. So cute ! Made of Yell...
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20th Century Vintage Brooches

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18k Gold

Vinatge Deco Emerald Diamond Platinum Flower Bouquet Pin
Located in Miami, FL
Feature this bouquet on the table. This lavish antique floral inspired Art Deco brooch pin features 7 rich and exotic Columbian Emeralds with Extreme transparency and vibrant green...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

R. Serbin Giant Crystal A.B. Bow Pin 1985
By Richard Serbin
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Giant Swarovski crystal bow pin circa 1985 This was a runway piece , Bill Blass featured it at the bottom of the back, a stunning place to wear a large bow. 3" x 2.5"
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1980s Vintage Brooches

Mary Oros Oversized Gilt Cast Resin Choker Necklace
By Mary Oros
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural oversized choker necklace, by bay area artist Mary Oros. Featuring organic feel branches shape in cast resin with gilt coating topped with turquoise blue, white, and black...
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1980s Modernist Vintage Brooches

Mary Oros Oversized Gilt Cast Resin Drop Clip Earrings
By Mary Oros
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stunning oversized clip-on earrings, by Mary Oros, made by this Californian artist in the 1980s. Featuring organic feel dangling shape in cast resin with gilt coating topped with tur...
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1980s Modernist Vintage Brooches

Huge Gianni Versace Rare Brooch by Ugo Correani 1980s
By Gianni Versace
Located in Chicago, IL
Ugo Correani designed this fabulous statement brooch for Gianni Versace in the late 1980s. The biomorphic shaped brooch is made out of a silver colored metal and has three tacks on t...
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1980s Vintage Brooches

Midcentury 1950s Platinum 3.25 Carat VS Diamond Emerald Pin Brooch
Located in Shaker Heights, OH
This stunning 1950s retro diamond and emerald pendant is set in platinum with 2.00 carats of beautiful G VS baguette and round brilliant diamonds. It is furthest with approximately 1...
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1950s Retro Vintage Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Mobius Large Brooch No. 374 by Vivianna Torun
By Georg Jensen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver "Mobius" Large Brooch No. 374 by Vivianna Torun. Complimentary gift box included with purchase. An iconic design that is beautifully sculptural. This ...
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1970s Vintage Brooches

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Sterling Silver

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Vintage Brooches For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of vintage brooches for sale on 1stDibs. All of the items for sale were constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold. Find a collection of 31687 vintage versions or 6 modern creations for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Our collection, which features older pieces for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century, has proven very popular over the years. There are many different pieces in our collection of vintage brooches to choose from, but Art Deco and Retro vintage brooches are of considerable interest. Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels each produced beautiful examples of these items that are worth considering. Many pieces in our collection are stylish for most occasions, but Diamond versions, from our inventory of 7789, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. A selection of round cut, brilliant cut and cabochon can be found today on these pages. When shopping our range of vintage brooches, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men today than there are for women.

How Much are Vintage Brooches?

Prices for vintage brooches start at $1 and top out at $985,000 with these brooches, on average, selling for $2,036.

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.