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David Webb Platinum &18k Gold Black Striped Tiger with Emerald Ruby Pearl Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Designed as a tiger, the body decorated with textured gold fur, enhanced with black enamel stripes, with circular-cut diamonds, emerald eyes, cabochon ruby atop of the head. Tiger is...
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20th Century American Modern Brooches

Materials

Emerald, Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

Adorable Puppy Brooch in 18K Yellow Gold with Sapphire Eyes & Ruby Tongue
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This wonderful and sentimental petite Mid-20th Century 18k yellow gold brooch depicts a joyous and gleeful puppy adorned with vivid blue sapphire eyes, a little ruby tongue and with ...
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Mid-20th Century European Modern Brooches

Materials

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

Boxed Late 19th C Diamond Crescent Pendant Brooch
Located in Hummelstown, PA
Complete with the original fitted box from R. Stewart in Glasgow, this romantic late 19th century crescent brooch is lined with a graduated course of 4.35 carats in glittering old mi...
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1880s Scottish Antique Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

Edwardian Cartier Style Large Faux Diamond Red Carpet Brooch by Clive Kandel
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian Cartier Style Large Faux Diamond Red Carpet Collector Brooch Superb large 4-inch hand set CZ in rhodium sterling antique swag and moving p...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Belle Époque Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Sterling Silver

Vintage ART bird gold enamel designer brooch
Located in Palos Hills, IL
DETAILS • signed ART • gold tone with enamel • vintage designer brooch MEASUREMENTS • CONDITION • very good vintage condition with minimal signs of wear SKU 34 ❤️❤️ VINTAG...
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Late 20th Century Brooches

Tiffany Co Retro Diamond Sapphire Yellow Gold 1.30 Inch Wide Brooch Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Introducing the Tiffany & Co Retro Diamond weighing approximately 0.20 carat, Sapphire weighing approximately 0.45 carats, 14 Karat Yellow Gold Brooch Pendant, a versatile and exquisite accessory that effortlessly combines vintage charm with modern elegance. This piece is signed by Tiffany & Co, a symbol of exceptional quality and craftsmanship. Key Features: Versatile Design: This brooch pendant features a versatile design, allowing it to be worn both as a pendant and a brooch. With its dimensions of 1.30" in height and 1.30" in width, it is perfectly sized to add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Premium Materials: Crafted from lustrous yellow gold, this piece exudes timeless elegance. The combination of yellow gold, diamonds, and sapphires creates a harmonious balance of colors and textures, adding a touch of opulence to your ensemble. Diamond Brilliance: The brooch pendant showcases exquisite diamonds that radiate brilliance and sparkle. These diamonds are meticulously set to capture and reflect light from every angle, creating a dazzling effect that enhances your natural beauty. Sapphire Accents: Rich blue sapphires are thoughtfully integrated into the design, providing a captivating contrast to the diamonds and gold. The sapphires add depth and character to this accessory, making it a unique and cherished piece. Tiffany & Co Signature: The presence of the Tiffany & Co signature on this brooch pendant symbolizes the legacy of excellence associated with this renowned brand. It's a mark of enduring beauty and exceptional craftsmanship. Two-in-One Accessory: This brooch pendant offers versatility, allowing you to wear it as a striking brooch to adorn your clothing or as an elegant pendant to grace your neckline. Its adaptability makes it a valuable addition to your jewelry collection. Gift of Luxury: Presented in a Tiffany & Co box, this brooch pendant makes for a luxurious and meaningful gift for a loved one or a cherished addition to your own collection. It's a timeless expression of sophistication and style. In summary, the Tiffany & Co Retro Diamond Sapphire Yellow Gold Brooch...
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Mid-20th Century American Retro Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Hedges & Co. 1900 Art Nouveau Enameled Pansy Pendant Brooch In 14Kt Gold Diamond
By A. J. Hedges & Co.
Located in Miami, FL
Edwardian enameled convertible flower brooch designed by A. J. Hedges. Beautiful three-dimensional five-petals pansy flower, created in New Jersey North America during the Edwardian and the Art Nouveau periods, back between the 1900-1910. This convertible pendant-brooch has been carefully crafted at the A. J. Hedges workshops in solid yellow gold of 14 karats with high polished finish. The flower petals are embellished with applications of non glossy powder enamel with a color gradations from blue to white-cream. The enamel work is exceptional and meticulous, far exceeding the details of the fibers and veins of the leaves. It is an amazing jewel with exquisite and exceptional details. Pansies and flowers symbolize a hope that love should not be forgotten. Fitted at the reverse with a horizontal hinged pin bar and a mechanical hook to wear as a brooch. Diamond: Mount in the center in a six-prongs setting, with 1 old European round cut diamond of about 0.10 carats, F/G color, VS-2 clarity. Weight: 11.3 Grams (7.25 Dwt). Measurements: 32 mm by 33 mm by 8 mm (1.25 x 1.26 x 0.32 Inches). Hallmarks: Stamped with the maker's mark H associated to A. J. Hedges, the mark for the assay of the 14kt gold and signed "H. 14KT". A.J. Hedge & Co. The company was founded by Andrew J. Hedges, Wallace M. Hedges, and John Obrig in 1877 in Newark, New Jersey. AJ Hedges...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Genuine Emerald Flamingo Brooch Pin in 925 Sterling Silver
Located in Houston, TX
This Genuine Emerald Flamingo Brooch enhances your attire and is perfect for adding a touch of elegance and charm to any outfit. Crafted with exquisite craftsmanship and adorned with...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Artist Brooches

Materials

Emerald, Silver, Sterling Silver

Certified Natural Pearl and Diamond Bow Brooch 19th Century
Located in OVIEDO, AS
VICTORIAN NATURAL SALTWATER PEARL AND DIAMOND BOW BROOCH (late 19th Century) (GIA Lab report and Gem & Pearl Lab report) Certified Natural Saltwater Pearl and Diamond Brooch 19th Cen...
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Late 19th Century European Victorian Antique Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold, Silver

18 Karat Solid White Gold 13.20 Ct Rare Emerald and Diamond Leaf Brooch
Located in Houston, TX
Unisex Emerald Diamond Leaf Brooch Made in 18k Gold which is a fusion of surrealism and pop-art, designed to make a bold statement. Crafted with love and attention to detail, this fe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, White Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Imperial Romanov Crest Brooch
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1910s, 14k, Russia. Decorated with the Romanov Imperial double eagle, brooches like this one could only be made for members of the Royal fami...
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1910s Russian Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Emerald and Diamond Clou Stick-Pin
Located in London, GB
A Cartier emerald and diamond stick-pin, the pin in the form of a horse shoe nail, the head and the point set with calibre-cut emeralds and old-brilliant-cut diamonds, set in platinum and yellow gold, bearing French platinum hallmark and signed Cartier with inventory number 51AY, circa 1920, measuring approximately 5 x 1cm, gross weight 2.1 grams. This gorgeous Art Deco stick pin...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Platinum

1950's Amethyst and 14ct Tri-Gold Filigree Brooch and Pendant as Part of Suite
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Such a gorgeous vintage brooch and pendant that has been crafted in the 1950's in great condition. It features a beautiful big and vibrant Amethyst gemstone in the centre with a claw...
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1950s British Retro Vintage Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Baroque Pearl Ruby Diamond Gold Brooch Pendant
Located in Marcianise, Marcianise (CE)
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). PS: THIS POLICY IS NOT APPLICABLE ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Retro Brooches

Materials

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

Regency Diamond Maltese Cross Pendant/Brooch
Located in London, GB
A Regency diamond Maltese cross pendant/brooch, to the centre a cushion-shaped diamond estimated to weigh 1.4 carats, the openwork arms set throu...
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Early 19th Century British George III Antique Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

Victorian Diamond-Set Star Brooch
Located in London, GB
A Victorian diamond-set star brooch, the central diamond estimated to weigh 1.9 carat, surrounded by twelve diamond set rays, graduating in size from 5.5mm to 1mm from centre, all ol...
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1870s British Victorian Antique Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Silver

Hattie Carnegie Large "Gold" Coin Brooch, Costume Jewelry
Located in Stamford, CT
Large brooch shaped as a gold nugget coin.
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1940s American Vintage Brooches

Antique Gold Eagle Stickpin
Located in Baltimore, MD
Victorian flying eagle stickpin in 18K yellow gold and set with a diamond. It will highlight a lapel with its dramatic bravura. The eagle is 3/4" w...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Antique 925 Sterling Silver Garnet Designer Brooch
Located in Houston, TX
This Antique Garnet Designer Brooch enhances your attire and is perfect for adding a touch of elegance and charm to any outfit. Crafted with exquisite craftsmanship and adorned with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Brooches

Materials

Garnet, Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Diamond and Platinum Brooch by Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful vintage brooch made by Cartier in the 1930s. The brooch is featuring old-cut diamonds weighing approximately 8 carats. The metal i...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Early Georgian Memorial Brooch Circa 1800
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
Georgian memorial brooch, with natural half pearl surround and gold thread pattern. At its heart lies a delicate array of natural half pearls...
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Mid-19th Century Georgian Antique Brooches

Materials

Gold

Cellini Jewelers 18 Karat White Gold, 8.85 Carat Ruby and Diamond Cherry Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Made exclusively for Cellini Jewelers NYC .This lovely 18 karat white gold cherry brooch is meticulously set with round Rubies for the fruit & round Diamonds for the stem. The cherry...
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Early 2000s German Modern Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

CHRISTIAN DIOR Vintage Jewelled Ladybug Brooch
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage ladybug brooch embellished with red enamel, red resin domed almond shape cabochon and clear crystals. Embossed PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR. Indicative measurement...
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20th Century French Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Tiffany Co Vintage 14 Karat Yellow Gold A Rare Ribbon Bow 1.6 Inch Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. is a renowned luxury jewelry and specialty retailer that has been in business for over 180 years. The brand is known for its exquisite and timeless designs, which often...
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Late 20th Century Italian Retro Brooches

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Minimalist lapel pin with chrysoprase stone sterling silver
Located in Gdynia, PL
Pins are pieces of jewellery traditionally used by men to decorate jacket lapels or ties. In fact, you can style them in many more ways. They look great pinned to a sweater, dress or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Contemporary Brooches

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Cameo Shell Bacchante Pin Brooch, Circa 1890
Located in Chesterland, OH
We are thrilled to offer you a beautifully carved Victorian Carved Cameo Brooch from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. The stunning portrait of a young woman as a Bacc...
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Late 19th Century European Victorian Antique Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Vintage Postwar Stick Pin Tie Pin Flower 18 Karat Gold Cultured Pearls
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This stickpin has been made out of 18 karat gold in 1950 ca. The pin is designed as a little flower with three leaves. The flower is made up from three perfectly round white cultured...
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1950s American Vintage Brooches

Materials

Cultured Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Sapphire and Yellow Gold Double Clips, c. 1935
Located in Aspen, CO
Art Deco pair of double clip dress clips, by Cartier, post 1935. It has been said that one cannot understand fully art history without appreciating the workings of social economic a...
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1930s Retro Vintage Brooches

Materials

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

A 19th century diamond and zircon rose brooch
Located in Malmö, SE
When the line between want and need becomes quite blurry. A 19th century 18 karat rose brooch set with an approx. 5ct blue zircon surrounded by 269 antique, old, table and rose cut ...
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Late 19th Century European Victorian Antique Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Zircon, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Art Deco 2.12 CTW Diamond Carved Rock Crystal Platinum Artemis Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an elongated cushion-shaped tablet of transparent and partially frosted rock crystal Carved to depict the Greek goddess Artemis walking with a dog and carrying a bow Measu...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Platinum

Sapphires, Rubies, Emerald, Diamonds, Rose Gold and Silver Brooch/Pendant.
Located in Marcianise, Marcianise (CE)
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). PS: THIS POLICY IS NOT APPLICABLE ...
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1970s Italian Retro Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, 9k Gold, Rose Gold, Silver

Vermeil and Glass Bead Spider Brooch
Located in Virginia Beach, VA
Over several decades Bruno da Rocha has made his own path, his creations now shared and appreciated all over the world. His vision elevates jewels into sculptures that are both worn...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Brooches

Mid-Century 10.20 Carat Total Weight Diamond Platinum Removable Brooch Pendant N
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Mid-Century 10.20 Carat Total Weight Diamond Platinum Removable Brooch Pendant Necklace. Featuring 172 single cut diamonds on the necklace, with a total weight of approximately 5...
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1950s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Ora art deco brooch ” Moon over Miami “, 1930s
Located in New York, NY
Rare collectible vintage art deco brooch ” Moon over Miami “designed by Oreste Agnini for Ora Moonstone, rock crystal, rhodium plated Period – 1930s Diameter – 5,5 cm Condition ...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Van Cleef & Arpels Invisible set Sapphire Bow
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Magnificent Van Cleef & Arpels Retro period Large Bow Brooch with Invisible Sapphire setting .
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20th Century French Retro Brooches

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Emerald Enamel 18k Yellow Gold Lion Brooch
Located in New York, NY
This iconic Van Cleef & Arpels brooch features a fabulous lion design crafted in 18k yellow gold and accented with brilliant-cut diamonds, green emerald eyes, and a black enamel nose...
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1980s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Cartier Art Deco Natural Pearl and Diamond Pin in Platinum
Located in New York, NY
Sweet and delicate early Art Deco Cartier pin featuring 5 natural pearls and 26 old mine single cut diamonds. Measuring 2 inches long in fine condition. Signed "Cartier Paris" with...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Natural Pearl, Platinum

Art Deco Platinum and Diamond 3.13 Carat Floral 1920th Rare 1.65 Inch Brooch
Located in New York, NY
The Art Deco, 1925, platinum and diamond floral design brooch from the 1920s is a rare and exquisite piece of jewelry. Capture the timeless elegance of the 1920s with this exquisite...
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1920s British Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

TIFFANY & CO. Wild Rose Dogwood Flower 18k Yellow Gold Brooch Pair
Located in New York, NY
This pair of gorgeous Tiffany brooches from the elegant floral Dogwood collection feature a wild rose flower design crafted in 18k yellow gold. Made in United States circa 1980s. Bro...
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1980s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Ruby and Diamond Retro Gold Spray Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Bold and lovely retro design featuring 38 round brilliant rubies weighing approximately four carats and 5 marquise diamonds weighing approximately two carats elegantly set in 18K gold.
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1970s Retro Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Butterfly Pin
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 18K white gold Diamonds: round brilliant = 5.06cttw Yellow Sapphires: round brilliant= 4.71cttw Weight: 29.78 grams
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21st Century and Contemporary Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Late Victorian Diamond Emerald 14k Yellow Gold Silver Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Late Victorian Diamond Emerald 14k Yellow Gold Silver Brooch. Featuring five old mine cut diamonds and 30 rose cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 1.90 carats, grad...
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1890s Late Victorian Antique Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Edwardian Carved Moonstone Ruby Diamond Enamel Silver 14 Karat Gold Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as the profile of an equestrian jockey featuring a carved moonstone face Measuring approximately 8.0 x 8.5 mm - colorless body with white adularescence Adorned with matching...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Moonstone, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Enamel

1960's Citrine, Ruby, and Gold Ballerina Dancer Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Lovely and sweet leaping ballerina design featuring oval citrines and round rubies in 14K gold. The poetry of motion captured by the dancer's dress and raised arms in this brooch wil...
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1960s Retro Vintage Brooches

Materials

Ruby, Citrine, Gold, 14k Gold

Early 20th Century Agate & 14K Gold Brooch
Located in Atlanta, GA
A gorgeous oval shaped polished agate framed in a 14K gold setting outfitted with straight pin hardware. The agate is in earth tone shades of brown and amber orange. The intricate ...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Artisan Brooches

Materials

Agate, 14k Gold

Scintillating Vintage Gold, Diamond, Golden and Blue Sapphire Dragonfly Brooch
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This life like characterization of a dragonfly in flight is lavishly embellished with over 130 round faceted golden and blue sapphires as well as a number of round brilliant cut diam...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Spilla floreale con smalto in oro giallo
Located in Milano, IT
Splendida spilla floreale realizzata, intagliata e incisa a mano in oro giallo 18 carati. I fiori sono smaltati a fuoco. Prodotta fra il 1960 e 1970. La spilla ha il marchio 750 de...
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1960s Italian Retro Vintage Brooches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Erte' "A" from the Alphabet Collection Black Onyx & Diamond 14K Gold Brooch
Located in Henderson, NV
Amazing Erte' black onyx and diamond brooch, featuring the letter "A" composed of two ballet dancers in 14 karat gold and studded with pave set diamonds, framed by black onyx and 14 ...
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Late 20th Century American Art Deco Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Sasportas Retro 19.50 CTW Citrine Sapphire Diamond Platinum 18 Karat Gold Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as a geometric teardrop-shaped form with dimensional scrolling ribbon extrusions Centering a cluster of round cut sapphires weighing approximately 6.45 carats total Transp...
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1940s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Citrine, Platinum, Gold

Malachite, Diamond, and Amethyst Retro Horse Brooch set in Gold
Located in New York, NY
A fantastic mixture of dark green malachite and 18 deep purple amethysts weighing approximately 2 carats come together to create this magnificent horse figure adorned with 33 diamond...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, Malachite, Gold

Vintage Ruby and Diamond Flower Brooch
Located in Armadale, Victoria
Introducing a timeless piece of elegance: the 18ct White Gold Large Ruby And Diamond Flower Brooch. Crafted circa 1960, this exquisite accessory exudes vintage charm and sophisticati...
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Mid-20th Century Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby

Art Deco 5.84 CTW Diamond Sapphire Ruby Pearl Circle Platinum Pendant Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as a tiered circular form centering a 8.0 mm round pearl Cream in body color with strong iridescence and excellent luster With alternating tiers of diamonds, rubies, and sa...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold, Platinum

Vintage Mexican Sterling & Copper Mixed Metals Bird Brooch with Azurite Inlay
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine vintage Mexican brooch or pin. In sterling silver. In the form of a bird with a circular copper eye and azurite (and possibly some turquoise) chip inlay...
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20th Century Mexican Modern Brooches

Materials

Sterling Silver, Copper, Mixed Metal

Miriam Haskell Style Bakelite Dangle Brooch
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a Miriam Haskell style bakelite dangle brooch that comes with nine pieces of root beer color bakelite fangs hanging down from a bent bakelite bar with brass caps riveted on b...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

Brass

Antique Heart shaped Amethyst Brooch with Diamond, Edwardian, circa 1910
Located in Aspen, CO
Antique heart shaped, buff-topped natural amethysts are suspended from a platinum and rose cut diamond garland. The natural 3 amethysts are prong set in 18k yellow gold. The platinum...
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1910s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, White Diamond, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Art Deco Diamond and Ruby Circle Pin
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful brooch showcases the classic Art Deco design popularized by Cartier in the early part of the twentieth century. Two square or princess cut diamonds adorn the sides imp...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Art Deco Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Victorian Pearl Enamel 14 Karat Yellow Gold Heart Locket Antique Pendant Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as a puffed heart-shaped form with a grooved swirl fleur-de-lis motif pattern Featuring 1.0 to 3.0 mm round seed pearls bead set throughout pattern White to gray in body col...
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1870s Victorian Antique Brooches

Materials

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

14 Carat Yellow Gold Pearls Russia Barette Brooch
Located in Orimattila, FI
14 Carat Yellow Gold Pearls and Stone Russia Brooch 14karat Gold = Russia Stamp 56 Width 1.6cm, Lenght 4.5cm, A fine antique piece of jewelry. Small dents and one small hole next t...
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Early 20th Century European Empire Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Yellow Gold

Antique and Vintage Brooches

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.

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