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French Brooch Paste Coral on Silver, circa 1930
Located in Geneva, CH
French Brooch Paste Coral on Silver Circa 1930. French assay mark. Length: 1.97 inch (5.00
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Coral, Silver

Art Deco French Brooch Pendant Gold 18 kt amethyst Topaz French Rose Aquamarine
Located in VALLADOLID, ES
One of a kind necklace or brooch or pendant holder, Art Deco style, French high quality jewelry
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1970s French Art Deco Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Aquamarine, Topaz, 18k Gold

  • Art Deco French Brooch Pendant Gold 18 kt amethyst Topaz  French Rose Aquamarine
  • Vintage Art Deco French Brooch Pendant Gold 18 kt amethyst Topaz  French Rose Aquamarine
  • Art Deco French Brooch Pendant Gold 18 kt amethyst Topaz  French Rose Aquamarine
  • Vintage Art Deco French Brooch Pendant Gold 18 kt amethyst Topaz  French Rose Aquamarine
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H 2.14 in W 1.07 in D 0.46 in Dm 1.07 in
French Ruby Turquoise Brooch
Located in New York, NY
French brooch, finely crafted in 18k yellow gold with rubies and turquois. Circa 1940's.
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1940s Unknown Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Ruby, Turquoise, 18k Gold

Lacroix Gold-Plated Sun-Shaped Brooch
By Christian Lacroix
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Christian Lacroix - (Made in France) Brooch in gold-plated metal representing a sun. Additional
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel -(Made in France) Brooch in gilded metal. Spring-Summer 1997 collection. Additional
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

  • Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal
  • Vintage Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal
  • Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal
  • Vintage Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal
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H 2.56 in W 1.97 in
Chanel Brooch in Engraved Gold-Plated Metal
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel - (Made in France) Brooch in engraved gold-plated metal Additional information: Dimensions
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1980s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Chanel Brooch in Gilt Metal, 1996
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel (Made in France) Brooch in gilt metal. Spring/Summer 1996 Collection. Additional
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20th Century French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

  • Chanel Brooch in Gilt Metal, 1996
  • Vintage Chanel Brooch in Gilt Metal, 1996
  • Chanel Brooch in Gilt Metal, 1996
  • Vintage Chanel Brooch in Gilt Metal, 1996
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L 2.76 in
Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal, Fall 1997
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel- (Made in France) Brooch in gilded metal. Collection Fall/Winter 1997. Additional
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal, 1980s
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel - (Made in France) Brooch in gilded metal, pearly cabochons, strass and glass paste
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1980s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Chanel Brooch in Multicolored Glass Paste, 1993
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel - (Made in France) Brooch in gilded metal and multicolored glass paste. Cruise collection
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Louis Feraud Brooch in Gilded Metal
By Louis Feraud
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Louis Feraud (Made in France) Brooch in gilded metal and enamel paved with rhinestones
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

  • Louis Feraud Brooch in Gilded Metal
  • Louis Feraud Brooch in Gilded Metal
  • Louis Feraud Brooch in Gilded Metal
  • Louis Feraud Brooch in Gilded Metal
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H 2.76 in W 1.97 in
Dior Lily of the Valley Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Dior - (Made in France) Brooch in gold-plated metal and costume pearly beads representing lily of
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1980s French Vintage French Brooches

  • Dior Lily of the Valley Brooch
  • Dior Lily of the Valley Brooch
  • Dior Lily of the Valley Brooch
  • Dior Lily of the Valley Brooch
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H 4.34 in W 1.97 in
Christian Lacroix "Flower" Brooch in Gold Metal and Resin
By Christian Lacroix
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Christian Lacroix -(Made in France) Brooch in gold metal and resin. Additional information
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

"Wheat Ear" Brooch in Gold Metal and Silver Strass
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
(Made in France) Brooch in gold metal and silver strass. Additional information: Dimensions: 1 3
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1970s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Chanel CC Brooch in Gilded Metal
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel- (Made in France) Brooch cc in gilded metal representing a spiral. Spring-Summer 1997
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

  • Chanel CC Brooch in Gilded Metal
  • Chanel CC Brooch in Gilded Metal
  • Chanel CC Brooch in Gilded Metal
  • Chanel CC Brooch in Gilded Metal
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H 1.97 in W 1.97 in
Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal and Glass Paste
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel -(Made in France) Brooch in gilded metal and glass paste. Collection 2cc5. Additional
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

  • Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal and Glass Paste
  • Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal and Glass Paste
  • Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal and Glass Paste
  • Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal and Glass Paste
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H 1.97 in W 1.97 in
Chanel Brooch Charms in Gold metal , 1995
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel- (Made in France) Brooch in gold metal symbolizing a cc logo and charms. Fall-Winter 1995
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gold

Chanel Brooch in Silver Plate, 1996
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel (Made in France) Brooch in silver plate, rhinestones, and glass paste. 1996 Spring-Summer
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Silver Plate

  • Chanel Brooch in Silver Plate, 1996
  • Chanel Brooch in Silver Plate, 1996
  • Chanel Brooch in Silver Plate, 1996
  • Chanel Brooch in Silver Plate, 1996
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H 2.96 in W 2.96 in
Dior Brooch in Metal, Strass and Glass Paste, 1962
By Christian Dior
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Dior - (Made in France) Brooch in metal, strass and glass paste. Collection 1962. Additional
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1960s French Vintage French Brooches

Chanel Flower Brooch in Gold Metal and Glass Paste
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel -(Made in France) Brooch representing a flower in gold metal and glass paste. Additional
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Dior Brooch in Gold-Plated Metal with Two Big Rhinestones
By Christian Dior
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Dior - (Made in France) Brooch in gold-plated metal ornamented with two big rhinestones
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Chanel CC Brooch in Gilded Metal, Fall 1995
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel- (Made in France) Brooch in gilded metal centered with a cc logo. Fall-Winter 1995
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Chanel CC Brooch in Gold-Plated Metal, 1995
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel - (Made in France) Brooch in gold-plated metal with a cc logo. Fall/Winter 1995 Collection
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Chanel Brooch Gilded Metal and Glass Paste, Fall 1991
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel -(Made in France) Brooch in gilded metal and glass paste. Collection 2cc6 -Fall-Winter 1991
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Chanel "Coco" Brooch in Gold Metal
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel -(Made in France) Brooch featuring the silhouette of coco in gold metal. Brooch designed by
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

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Gilt Metal

Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal and Pearly Cabochon, Fall 1994
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel- (Made in France) Brooch in gilded metal and pearly cabochon. Collection Autumn-Winter 1994
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Yves Saint Laurent Eiffel Tower Brooch in Gold-Plated Metal
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent - (Made in France) Brooch in gold-plated metal representing the Eiffel Tower
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1980s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Yves Saint Laurent Trimmings Brooch / Pendant in Gold-Plated Metal
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent - (Made in France) Brooch/pendant in gold-plated metal with a trimmings pompom
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1980s French Vintage French Brooches

Chanel Brooch in Gilded Metal and Glass Paste, 1990's
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel- (Made in France) Brooch in gilded metal and glass paste. Collection 2cc3. Additional
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Chanel Brooch in Gold-Plated Metal and Pearly Glass Paste, 1990s
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel - (Made in France) Brooch in gold-plated metal and pearly glass paste. 2cc8 Collection
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20th Century French Vintage French Brooches

Chanel Byzantine Brooch in Gold-Plated Metal, 1990s
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel - (Made in France) Brooch in gold-plated metal ornamented with Swarovski rhinestones
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20th Century French Vintage French Brooches

Chanel Brooch/Pendant in Gold Plated Metal
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel -(Made in France) Brooch/Pendant in gold plated metal, paved with glass paste cabochons and
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1980s French Vintage French Brooches

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Gilt Metal

  • Chanel Brooch/Pendant in Gold Plated Metal
  • Chanel Brooch/Pendant in Gold Plated Metal
  • Chanel Brooch/Pendant in Gold Plated Metal
  • Chanel Brooch/Pendant in Gold Plated Metal
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H 3.15 in W 2.96 in
Chanel Brooch in Gold Metal, Black Leather, Rhinestones and Red Glass Paste
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel - (Made in France) Brooch in gilded metal and glass paste. Collection Fall-Winter 1989
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1980s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Chanel Brooch/Pendant in Gold Metal and Glass Paste
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel -(Made in France) Brooch/pendant in gold metal and glass paste. Woloch workshop for the
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Chanel Brooch in Gold-Plated Metal and Costume Pearly Beads, 1994
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel - (Made in France) Brooch in gold-plated metal and costume pearly beads. Fall/Winter 1994
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Ruby Diamond Rose Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Ruby diamond rose brooch 1950s very high quality French brooch, featuring invisible rubies of
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1950s Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

  • Ruby Diamond Rose Brooch
  • Ruby Diamond Rose Brooch
  • Ruby Diamond Rose Brooch
  • Ruby Diamond Rose Brooch
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W 1.13 in L 3.31 in
Sapphire Diamond Rose Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Sapphire diamond rose brooch 1950s very high quality French brooch, featuring invisible sapphire
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1950s Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

  • Sapphire Diamond Rose Brooch
  • Sapphire Diamond Rose Brooch
  • Sapphire Diamond Rose Brooch
  • Sapphire Diamond Rose Brooch
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W 1.38 in L 3.56 in
Christian Lacroix Brooch in Gilded Metal Depicting a Heart, Mid-1990s
By Christian Lacroix
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Christian Lacroix - (Made in France) Brooch in gilded metal depicting a heart. Jewelry dating from
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20th Century French Vintage French Brooches

Chanel Bow Brooch in Gold-Plated Metal Representing a Bow, 1990s
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel - (Made in France) Brooch in gold-plated metal representing a bow. Jewelry from the
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20th Century French Vintage French Brooches

French Vintage 18k Gold Brooch Amethyst Turquoise
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A gorgeous French brooch made of 18k gold, features amethyst and turquoise. 
Designed as an
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Late 20th Century French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Turquoise, 18k Gold

Chanel Brooch in Gold Metal and Pearly Cabochons in Shades of Blue
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel - (Made in France) Brooch in gold metal and pearly cabochons in shades of blue. Collection
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Chanel Brooch In Gold-Plated Metal with Three Colored Glass, 1980s
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel - (Made in France) Brooch in gold-plated metal ornamented with three colored glass paste
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20th Century French Vintage French Brooches

Chanel Brooch in Gold Metal, Rhinestones and Glass Paste
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel -(Made in France) Brooch in gold metal, rhinestones and glass paste. Collection 2cc6. Brooch
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1990s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Karl Lagerfeld Massive Bonne Chance 1992 Horseshoe Brooch
By KL by Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Carmel, CA
massive horseshoes that say "Bonne Chance 1992" which is an expression of good luck in French. Brooch is
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1980s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Base Metal

Roger Jean-Pierre Long French Aurora and Crystal Depose Brooch
By Roger Jean-Pierre
Located in New York, NY
Glamorous Roger Jean Pierre French brooch clip from the 1950's with aurora and clear crystal paste
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1950s French Byzantine Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Silver Plate, Gilt Metal

Emerald Diamond Rose Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Emerald diamond rose brooch 1950s very high quality French brooch, featuring invisible baguette
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1950s Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

  • Emerald Diamond Rose Brooch
  • Emerald Diamond Rose Brooch
  • Emerald Diamond Rose Brooch
  • Emerald Diamond Rose Brooch
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W 1.13 in L 3.5 in
French Vintage Brooch Wild Rose Clip Pin 18k Gold Estate Jewelry
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A stunning French brooch with ruby, sapphire and diamond that is a classic example of the 1960s
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1960s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

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

Vintage French Coral Gold Emerald Ruby Bird Brooch Pin
Located in Miami, FL
Presenting an exquisite vintage French brooch pin featuring a captivating bird motif, meticulously
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1950s French Retro Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Coral, Emerald, Ruby, Gold

French Vintage Brooch Pin Clip 18k Gold Emerald Estate Jewelry Signed J W
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A joyful, bright vintage gold clip brooch from our French brooches collection. You can see it as an
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1970s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

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

French Vintage Brooch 18k Gold Diamond Flower Pin Clip Estate Jewelry
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A classic vintage French brooch made of 18 karat gold and diamond. It’s an open work, airy 18k
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1950s French Vintage French Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Gold

Antique Victorian French Jade Pearl Brooch in 18 Carat Gold, circa 1890 – 1901
Located in Kendal, GB
A beautiful antique French brooch from the late 19th Century featuring a fabulous open-work gallery
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20th Century European Victorian Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Jade, Pearl, Gold

Carvin French Paraiba Tourmaline Chrysoprase Diamond Brooch
By Carvin French
Located in New York, NY
Carvin French Paraiba tourmaline chrysoprase diamond brooch Rose-cut diamond of 1.30 carat
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1980s Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, Paraiba, 18k Gold, White Gold

Playing Card Brooches and Gold Cuff by Cartier
By Cartier
Located in New Orleans, LA
gold Signed "Cartier Paris" Stamped "MADE IN FRANCE" Brooch: 1 1/2" length Cuff: 6 3/4" length
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20th Century French Retro Vintage French Brooches

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Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Enamel

  • Playing Card Brooches and Gold Cuff by Cartier
  • Playing Card Brooches and Gold Cuff by Cartier
  • Playing Card Brooches and Gold Cuff by Cartier
  • Playing Card Brooches and Gold Cuff by Cartier
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W 1.5 in L 6.75 in
HRD Certified Antique French Brooche 18kt Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Located in Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU
The HRD Certified Antique French Brooch is an exquisite and timeless piece of jewelry that combines
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Mid-20th Century French Artisan Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mauboussin 1940s Vintage France 1.50 Carat Diamond and Gold Ribbon Brooch
By Mauboussin
Located in London, GB
A wonderfully stylish vintage French brooch by jewellery house Mauboussin, which was founded in
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1940s French Contemporary Vintage French Brooches

1980s French 2.90 Carat Diamond and Emerald Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
brooch has been crafted in 18k yellow gold. This vintage French brooch has been modelled in the form of
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1980s French Vintage French Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Gold

French Patriotic Rooster Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Striking French Patriotic Rooster Brooch in bronze with red and blue feathers and red cold enamel
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Bronze

  • French Patriotic Rooster Brooch
  • French Patriotic Rooster Brooch
  • French Patriotic Rooster Brooch
  • French Patriotic Rooster Brooch
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W 2 in L 6 in
French Modernist Coil Brooch
Located in New York, NY
French coiled brooch fashioned as a modified kilt pin in silvered metal, marked MADE IN FRANCE
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1950s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Silver Plate, Steel

  • French Modernist Coil  Brooch
  • French Modernist Coil  Brooch
  • French Modernist Coil  Brooch
  • French Modernist Coil  Brooch
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H 1.5 in W 3.75 in
French Embroidered Combs and Brooches
Located in New York, NY
Unusual suite of matching hair combs and brooches. French in origin with lavishly hand embellished
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1940s French Vintage French Brooches

French Ribbed Gold Circle Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Elegant French Ribbed Gold Circle Brooch from the 1950's set with semiprecious stones such as
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1950s French Vintage French Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Garnet, Tourmaline, Blue Zircon, Gold, 18k Gold

  • French Ribbed Gold Circle Brooch
  • French Ribbed Gold Circle Brooch
  • French Ribbed Gold Circle Brooch
  • French Ribbed Gold Circle Brooch
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Vintage French Brooches For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our inventory of vintage french brooches. Frequently made of Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold, these items were constructed with great care. Our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and pieces in stock date back to the 20th Century while others were produced as recently as the 20th Century. There are many different pieces in our collection of vintage french brooches to choose from, but Retro and Contemporary vintage french brooches are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made iterations of these items over the years, but those made by Cartier, Boucheron and Hammerman Brothers are often thought to be among the most beautiful. Many pieces in our collection are stylish for most occasions, but Diamond versions, from our inventory of 27, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. A selection of round cut, french cut and rose cut can be found today on these pages. If you’re browsing the variety of vintage french brooches 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 Vintage French Brooches?

Prices for vintage french brooches start at $177 and top out at $75,000 with these brooches, on average, selling for $3,065.

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.

Questions About Vintage French Brooches
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    To tell if a brooch is vintage, take a look at its fastener. Pieces made during the first half of the 20th century often had a long thin fastener that you push to open or close. This style of hardware is commonly known as a trombone clasp. Locking safety clasps emerged during the 1930s, and jewelers used them throughout the rest of the 20th century. You can also check brooches for a date stamp or research the maker's mark to determine who produced it. Then, consult trusted online resources to determine the age. Alternatively, you can have a certified appraiser or professional jeweler examine the piece. On 1stDibs, find a variety of brooches from some of the world's top sellers.