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Brooches For Sale
Vintage WWII Era Miriam Haskell Book Piece Faux-Coral Beaded Dress Clip
Located in Easton, PA
Silvertone hand beaded faux-coral glass beads with gray terminals with black enamel and clear rhinestone leaves dress clip with clear plastic pierced backing. Unmarked Miriam Haskell...
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1940s North American Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

ART NOUVEAU 1900 Edwardian Enameled Flowers Brooch In 18Kt Gold With Diamond
Located in Miami, FL
Edwardian art nouveau enamel flowers pendant-brooch. This is a really fantastic three-dimensional antique brooch with flowers, created in ...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Brooches

Materials

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

ANGELA CUMMINGS 1988 Enameled Orchid Pendant Brooch In 18Kt Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
A pendant-brooch designed by Angela Cummings. This a very unusual and rare pendant-brooch created by Angela Cummings, back in the 1988. This piece is very sculptural and has been de...
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1980s American Modernist Vintage Brooches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

SPRITZER & FUHRMANN 1960 France Enameled Scarab Brooch In 18Kt Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
A scarab brooch designed by Guy Freres for Spritzer & Fuhrmann. An amazing colorful scarab broch, created in Paris France at the jewelry atelier of Gay Fre...
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1960s French Modernist Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Edwardian Art Nouveau 1900 Scarab Brooch Gold Silver Diamonds And Gemstones
Located in Miami, FL
An Edwardian scarab pendant-brooch made in England This is a very beautiful antique brooch, created during the Edwardian and the Art nouveau periods in England, back in the 1900. Th...
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold, Ye...

MARCUS & CO. 1910 Edwardian Brooch In Platinum With 3.12 Ctw Diamonds & Emeralds
Located in Miami, FL
An Edwardian brooch designed by Marcus & Co. Fabulous antique brooch created during the Edwardian period in New York city, by the iconic jewelry makers of Marcus & Co., back in the ...
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1910s North American Edwardian Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

David Webb 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Taurus Bull Brooch Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Introducing a bold and colorful pin/pendant crafted by David Webb in the 1970s, this stunning piece exemplifies Webb's renowned inspiration from the animal world. Presenting the Taur...
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20th Century American Modern Brooches

Materials

Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Turquoise Rose De Noel Large Model Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Introducing the Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Turquoise Rose De Noël Large Model Brooch. This exquisite piece epitomizes the artistry and luxury synonymous with Van Cleef & Arpe...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier London 1930 Art Deco Wings Badge Brooch In Platinum With Sapphire In Box
Located in Miami, FL
Wings badge brooch designed by Cartier. A very rare sweetheart Royal Air Force pilot wings, created in London England during the art deco period by the jewelry house of Cartier. This historical wings-badge has been made back in the 1930 and was finely crafted with stylized lines in the shape of an airplane propeller in solid .950/.999 platinum. The brooch is embellished in the center with one very fine natural earth mined blue sapphire and is fitted at the reverse with a hinged horizontal pin-bar and a mechanical security lock. Sweetheart Brooches Sweetheart brooches like this have been popular since the very early 20th century and were given to wives, mothers and girlfriends by servicemen as mementos and reminders of their absent loved one. They were worn to show pride in having a sweetheart who was serving his country. The Royal Air Force The history of the Royal Air Force, the air force of the United Kingdom, spans a century of British military aviation. The RAF was founded on 1 April 1918, towards the end of the First World War by merging the Royal Flying Corps...
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1930s English Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Cartier 18k Yellow Gold Panthere Tie Pin Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Panthere Head Tie Pin Brooch. Head measures: 14mm Pin Length: 60mmCartier 18K Yellow Gold Panthere Head Tie Pin Brooch. Head measures: 14mm Pin Length: 60mm
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20th Century French Modern Brooches

Materials

Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18K Yellow Gold Coral Turtle with Diamonds on the Shell Brooch
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite estate turtle brooch, crafted in 18k yellow gold, is a true gem of fine jewelry. Adorned with sparkling round-cut diamonds and vibrant round-cut green emeralds, this p...
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20th Century Unknown Modern Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Nouveau 1910 Enameled Wild Rose Flower In 14Kt Yellow Gold With Amethyst
Located in Miami, FL
Art nouveau enameled convertible flower brooch. Beautiful convertible pendant-brooch in the shape of a five-petals wild rose flower, created in New Jersey North America during the A...
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1910s American Art Nouveau Vintage Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Cartier 1930 Art Deco Enameled Clip In 18Kt Gold Platinum With Gems And Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
Enameled clip brooch designed by Cartier. An exceptional and very rare clip brooch, created during the art deco period by the jewelry house of Cartier, back in the 1930. This fabulo...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

Tourmaline, White Diamond, Diamond, Citrine, Enamel, Platinum, Yellow Go...

Aletto Bros. Mystery Setting Flower Brooch 18Kt Gold 19.03 Ctw Rubies & Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
A flower brooch designed by Aletto Brothers. This is a gorgeous and very rare mystery-setting flower brooch, created by the Aletto Brothers company, back in the late 1980's. This ma...
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1980s American Modernist Vintage Brooches

Materials

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

Knoll and Pregizer Art Deco c.1920 Silver and Paste Vintage Dress Clips
Located in Skelmersdale, GB
These beautiful dress clips were created in c.1920 by the German high quality costume jewellery maker, Knoll and Pregizer. Condition Report: Excellent The Details... This pair of d...
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1920s German Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

Silver

Vintage Platinum Gold Diamond Burma Rubies Pearl Circle 1.25 Inch Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Elevate your jewelry collection with this exquisite vintage brooch, masterfully crafted in a harmonious blend of platinum and 14k gold. This custom-made piece is a testament to timel...
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Early 20th Century English Art Deco Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, Platinum, White Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond "Sea Horse" Pin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
14k yellow gold diamond "Sea Horse" pin, containing 1 round full cut diamond eye weighing .10pts. Specifications: GEMSTONE: 1 round Diamonds carat total weight: .10pts. ...
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Late 20th Century American Artisan Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Tiffany & Co. 18K Gold Diamond Butterfly Brooch Pin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Description This is an authentic Vintage TIFFANY 18K Yellow White Gold Diamond Butterfly Brooch Pin. The brooch is crafted of 18 karat yellow and white gold and features a butterfly ...
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20th Century American Artisan Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian 1900 Enameled White Pansy Flower Brooch In 14Kt Gold With Diamond
Located in Miami, FL
Edwardian enameled white Pansy flower brooch. Beautiful three-dimensional five-petals pansy flower, created in New Jersey North America during the Edwardian and the Art Nouveau peri...
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Early 1900s American Edwardian Antique Brooches

Materials

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

Hedges & Co. 1900 Art Nouveau Purple Enamel Pansy Brooch In 14Kt Gold and Pearl
Located in Miami, FL
Art nouveau Pansy flower pendant brooch designed by A.J. Hedge & Co. A colorful pendant-brooch, created in America during the Edwardian and the Art Nouveau periods, back in the 1900...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Brooches

Materials

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

Edwardian 1900 Green Yellow Enameled Pansy Brooch In 14Kt Gold With Diamond
Located in Miami, FL
Edwardian enameled white Pansy flower brooch. Beautiful three-dimensional five-petals pansy flower, created in New Jersey North America during the Edwardian and the Art Nouveau peri...
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Early 1900s American Edwardian Antique Brooches

Materials

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

1910 Edwardian Platinum Diamond and Pearl Brooch
Located in Lexington, KY
This is a dreamy brooch dating back to the Edwardian period crafted in Platinum that showcases bright white pearls and diamonds! This is a stunning bar pin that is classic and timele...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

SLOAN & Co. 1920 Art Deco Enameled Racing Car Brooch In 14Kt Gold With Pearls
Located in Miami, FL
An art deco racing car brooch designed by Sloan & Company This is a fabulous racing car brooch, made in America during the art deco period, back in th...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

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

David Webb Black Enameled Frog Brooch In 18Kt Yellow Gold With Emeralds
Located in Miami, FL
A frog brooch designed by David Webb (1925-1975). An exceptional and iconic vintage frog brooch, created in New York city back in the 1970 at the jewelry atelier of David Webb. This...
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1970s American Modernist Vintage Brooches

Materials

Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Black Starr & Frost 1925 Art Deco Rock Quartz Brooch In Platinum With Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
An art deco brooch designed by Black, Starr & Frost. Beautiful antique brooch, created in America during the art deco period, back in the 1925. This elegant brooch has been crafted ...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Quartz, Platinum

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

PATRICIA VON MUSULIN Geometric Cats Face Brooch In Solid .925 Sterling Silver
Located in Miami, FL
Geometric cat brooch designed by Patricia Von Musulin. Stunning pendant-brooch, created in the shape of a geometric cat by Patricia Von Musulin during the modernist period, back in ...
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1970s American Modernist Vintage Brooches

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

14K Yellow Gold Craig Drake Royal Blue Sapphire & Pearl Circle Pin Ca. 1960s
Located in Lexington, KY
This beautiful Craig Drake royal blue natural pin is made in 14k yellow gold and features both sapphire and pearls. The pins circle design is indicative of the contemporary movement and allows the pin to better boast the white creamy pearls and rich blue sapphire. The circle design also allows this pin to be more wearable, compared to other pins, due to its potentially utilitarian shape. This pin can be worn as a body pin and lapel pin, but also as a scarf tie. The combination of bright colors and quality materials, from the deep blue sapphires, lustrous pearls, and 14k yellow gold, make this pin sophisticated and playful. 14K Yellow Gold Craig Drake Natural Sapphire & Pearl Circle Pin...
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1960s Contemporary Vintage Brooches

Materials

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

Edwardian 1900 Enameled Blue Pansy Flower Brooch In 14Kt Gold With Diamond
Located in Miami, FL
Edwardian enameled Pansy flower brooch. Beautiful three-dimensional five-petals pansy flower, created in New Jersey North America during the Edwardian and the Art Nouveau periods, b...
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Early 1900s American Edwardian Antique Brooches

Materials

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

Larter & Sons 1900 Art Nouveau Enameled Pansy Flower Brooch In 14Kt Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
Enameled flower brooch designed by Larter & Son. A pristine Edwardian art Nouveau flower brooch, created in Newark New Jersey by the jewelry company of Larter & Sons., back in the 1...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Brooches

Materials

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

Art Nouveau 1900 Edwardian Enamel Orchid Flower Brooch In 14Kt Gold and Pearl
Located in Miami, FL
Edwardian art nouveau enamel Orchid brooch. A beautiful orchid brooch, created in America during the Edwardian and the Art Nouveau periods, back in the 1901-1910. This little brooch...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Brooches

Materials

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

Larter & Sons 1900 Art Nouveau Enameled Pansy Flower Brooch In 14Kt Gold Diamond
Located in Miami, FL
Enameled Pansy flower brooch designed by Larter & Son. A pristine Edwardian art Nouveau flower brooch, created in Newark New Jersey by the jewelry company of Larter & Sons., back in...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Brooches

Materials

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

Edwardian 1900 Enameled Yellow Pansy Flower Brooch In 14Kt Gold With Diamond
Located in Miami, FL
Edwardian enameled Pansy flower brooch. Beautiful three-dimensional five-petals pansy flower, created in New Jersey North America during the Edwardian and the Art Nouveau periods, b...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Brooches

Materials

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

Sterling Silver Reclining Man Lapel Pin Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Crafted with exquisite attention to detail, this sterling silver stick pin portrays the serene elegance of a reclining man, captured in a moment of quiet repose. The figure's form is...
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2010s American Brooches

Materials

Sterling Silver

Eighteen Karat Yellow Gold Vintage Amethyst Owl Brooch Emerald Eyes 1.60 Inch
Located in New York, NY
The Eighteen Karat Yellow Gold Vintage Amethyst Owl Brooch with Cabochon Emerald Eyes is a stunning piece of jewelry that features a unique and intricate design. The brooch is made f...
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1950s British Retro Vintage Brooches

Materials

Amethyst, Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Vintage Gem Set ‘Horse and Carriage’ Brooch
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Italian brooch is a masterpiece of vintage jewelry design, crafted from luxurious 18-karat yellow gold. The brooch features an enchanting 'Horse and Carriage' motif, b...
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Early 20th Century American Retro Brooches

Materials

Pink Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Bespoke Floral Sapphire & Pearl Brooch 4.02g
Located in SYDNEY, NSW
A 15ct Yellow Gold Floral Brooch, set with 2 Ceylon type blue sapphires and 12 half pearls. Circa 1910. Sapphires 2.8mm and 2.0mm. Pearls 1.9mm. Metal: 15ct Yellow Gold Carat: N/A ...
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1910s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Bailey Banks & Biddle 1925 Art Deco Brooch Platinum 4.74 Cwt. Diamonds & Emerald
Located in Miami, FL
An art deco brooch designed by Bailey Banks & Biddle. An exquisite piece created by Bailey Banks & Biddle, during the glorious art deco period, back in the 1925. This brooch scream ...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Custom Made Diamond Hair Pin
Located in New York, NY
What’s more luxurious than wearing diamonds in one’s hair? There’s no statement jewel quite as thrilling as our Antique Diamond Hair Pin. Exquisitely ...
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1960s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Diamond Leaf Vintage Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Three planes of diamonds merge in this dynamic vintage design. The Diamond Leaf Vintage Brooch is an elegant accessory to wear to a black tie function wit...
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1960s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Baguette-Cut Diamond Brooch
Located in New York, NY
The baguette-cut diamonds in this excellent vintage brooch would have been custom cut to the designer’s exact specifications for their avant-garde creation. Embrace the artistry of t...
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1960s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Antique Geometric Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Feel the power of this antique brooch’s bold, geometric lines and symmetrical patterns. A mix of round and baguette-cut diamonds weighing a total 18 carats and set in 18-karat white ...
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1960s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Brooch Signed Kurt Wayne
Located in New York, NY
Jewelry designer Kurt Wayne exemplifies Retro-style jewelry. Born in Austria in 1909, he immigrated to the United States in 1937. The prolific designer worked well into the 1980s, an...
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1960s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Mixed-Cut Diamond Brooch
Located in New York, NY
You may remember from art history class that in a good composition, the eye will travel. Clearly, the design axiom holds true in this vintage brooch with its winding S-shaped curve. ...
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1960s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Diamond Bouquet Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Get them a flower arrangement that will last more than a lifetime with this Vintage Diamond Bouquet Brooch. A mix of marquise-shaped, round brilliant-cut, and baguette-cut diamonds m...
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1960s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Brooch Signed Jean Vitau
Located in New York, NY
Own a piece of history with this exquisite midcentury brooch that is signed Jean Vitau. Vitau was a Parisian jewelry designer who set his sights on America in the 1960s. In New York ...
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1960s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Bespoke Pearl & Diamond Brooch 0.45ct
Located in SYDNEY, NSW
A Pearl And Diamond Brooch, with two 10mm semi-baroque Akoya cultured pearls, 22 single cut diamonds and 4 baguette cut diamonds set in platinum. Diamonds 26 = 0.45ct (estimated), G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

Bespoke Old Cut Diamond Bar Brooch 0.95ct
Located in SYDNEY, NSW
An Old Cut Diamond Bar Brooch, bezel set in platinum on 18ct white gold with 12 rose cut diamonds along the bar. Centre diamond 0.95ct (estimated), Graded in setting as Colour: J, Cl...
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1920s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold, Platinum

Bespoke Opal And Diamond Round Cluster Bar Brooch 1.84ct
Located in SYDNEY, NSW
An Opal And Diamond Round Cluster Bar Brooch, with a round solid white crystal opal within a border of 14 old cut diamonds set in silver and 9ct rose gold. Opal 1.00ct (estimated), ...
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1910s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Opal, Rose Gold, Silver

14 Karat Driver Horse and Sulky Moveable Diamond 0.10 Carat Wheel 2 Inch Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Introducing our exquisite 14 Karat Horse and Sulky Pin, a charming piece that exudes elegance and whimsy. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this delightful pin captures th...
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2010s American Post-War Brooches

Materials

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

Austria 1930 Art Deco Fish Brooch In 18Kt Gold With 33.28 Ctw Diamonds & Citrine
Located in Miami, FL
An art deco brooch made in Austria. An amazing brooch in the shape of a stylized fish, created in Vienna Austria during the art deco period, back in the 1930. This brooch has been c...
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Brooches

Materials

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

English Vintage 18 Karat White Gold Diamond 1 Carat Flower 2.2 Inch Long Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Introducing our exquisite 18 karat white gold diamond flower brooch pin, a timeless piece that exudes elegance and sophistication. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this s...
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Late 20th Century English Retro Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Coral Butterfly Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels presents a mesmerizing creation: a stylized butterfly adorned with exquisite coral inlaid wings. The wings, a rich opaque medium reddish-orange hue, captivate the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Coral, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique White Gold Brooch
Located in New York, NY
In the arts, nature has long played muse to man, just as in this exquisite antique platinum and diamond brooch. Here, a simple circ...
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1960s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Antique Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in New York, NY
A brooch instantly upgrades a suit or blazer, and none more so than this elaborate 18-karat yellow gold and diamond version. From Jewels Aficionado’s vintage collection, seven round-...
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1960s Vintage Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Italian 1960 Enameled Musician With Banjo Brooch In 18Kt Gold With Blue Sapphire
Located in Miami, FL
An Italian brooch with a musician playing a banjo. This is a very beautiful brooch, created in Italy during the mid-century modernist periods, back in the 1960. This brooch has been...
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1960s Italian Modernist Vintage Brooches

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Tiffany Co Madeira Citrine Rose Yellow Gold Floral Motif 1940 Retro Deco Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Introducing a timeless treasure from the 1940s, this genuine Tiffany & Co. brooch exudes elegance and sophistication. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this exquisite piec...
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1940s American Retro Vintage Brooches

Materials

Citrine, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

18K Yellow Gold Angel Fish With Diamonds and Emerald Brooch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Item specifics Condition Pre-owned Seller Notes “GRAET CONDITION” Brand Undisclosed Color Gold Main Stone Emerald Cabochon .10pts Secondary Stone 5 Diamond .05pts. Metal Yellow Gold...
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Late 20th Century American Artisan Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, 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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