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Gemstone: Sapphire
Vintage Tiffany and Co Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire Platinum on Gold Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Tiffany & Co Platinum with 14k yellow gold diamond and sapphire brooch An Art Deco brooch with four round bezel set light blue sapphires and diamonds Sapphires weighing appro...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, Platinum, Gold, Yellow Gold

Enamel Diamond Sapphire Yellow Gold Ladybug Brooch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Enamel diamond and sapphire ladybug figural gold brooch circa 1960. We are here to connect you with beautiful and affordable antique and estate jewelry. SPECIFICATIONS: DIAMONDS: ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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

Belle Époque Antique Sapphire Tourmaline Gold Trefoil Brooch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1890s The leaves of this gold trefoil brooch are set with an excellent vivid blue sapphire and two tourmalines – pinkish purple and deep green. The brooch is embellished with ...
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Late 19th Century Belle Époque Antique Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, Tourmaline, Gold

Retro Floral Gemstone Large Brooch 14k Yellow Gold
Located in MIAMI, FL
Fantastic design seen on this retro treasure. This brooch is crafted in the theme of a floral arrangment and is a large design! The brooch measures approximately 3.5" in length and 2...
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1980s Retro Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Turquoise, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Oscar Heyman 3.05 Carats Sapphire Diamond Platinum Flower Wreath Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Circular brooch comprised of floral clusters of sapphires and diamonds Round cut sapphires are well matched in strong royal blue color Weighing in total approximately 1.80 carats ...
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1950s Retro Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Butterfly Brooch & Pendant in 18k White Gold Pink Sapphire and Diamonds
Located in Bilbao, ES
Butterfly Brooch & Pendant in 18k white Gold pink Sapphire and diamonds 41 pink Sapphires 0.98ct cts 40 yellow saphires 0.42ct 0.82 diamonds EFVVS 0.85ct Weight 4.30 grams PRAD...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, White 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 family. This fine example is set wit...
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1910s Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

925 Sterling Silver 0.85cts Diamond & 0.04cts ruby &0.18cts sapphire bird Brooch
Located in jaipur, IN
"925 Sterling Silver Diamond Brooch Gross Weight : 5.880 Silver Weight: 4.836 gms Gold Weight: 0.830 Cts. Diamond Weight: 0.85 Cts. Sapphire Weight: 0.18 Cts. Ruby Weight: 0.04 Cts. ...
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2010s Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, Silver

Antique Diamond Ruby and Sapphire and Yellow Gold Sweetheart Pin Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive 0.20 carat diamond and 0.48 carat sapphire, 0.08 carat ruby and 15 karat gold sweetheart pin brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections....
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1920s George V Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Rose Gold Mesopotamia Contemporary Brooch with Blue Sapphire
Located in Berlin, DE
This Mesopotamia contemporary brooch is made of 18 karat rose gold with natural blue sapphire (10.8x6 mm, octagon cut, 3.1 carats). It belong to a new Mesopotamia collection, designe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Brooches

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Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold...

Vintage 14 Karat Yellow Gold Sapphire and Pearl Wheat Brooch/Pin
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage 14 Karat Yellow Gold Sapphire and Pearl Wheat Brooch- This lovely brooch features a spray of wheat accented with eight white pearls and six blue sapphires set in beautifully...
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20th Century Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Blue Sapphire with Diamond Brooch/Pendant Set in 18 Karat Gold Settings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Blue Sapphire 8.61 carats with Diamond 1.31 carats Brooch/Pendant set in 18 Karat Gold Settings (chain not included) Width: 4.0 cm Length: 5.4 cm Total Weight: 12.63 grams "We fi...
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2010s Edwardian Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Vintage Eighteen Karat Gold Brooch by Tiffany and Co with Sapphires and Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Tiffany and Company sapphire and diamond brooch Eighteen Karat yellow gold Condition Report: Excellent The brooch has a beautiful patina finish that only develops as the jewe...
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Mid-20th Century Post-War Sapphire Brooches

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

1950s Sapphire and Ruby Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Matador Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive vintage 0.15 carat sapphire and 0.22 carat ruby, 0.51 carat diamond and 18k gold 'matador' brooch; part of our diverse gemstone jewelry collections. This fine and impr...
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1950s Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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

Edwardian 3.40 Carats Diamond Purple Sapphire Platinum Cameo Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Featuring an oval sapphire weighing approximately 3.00 carats Medium light purple in color Finely carved to depict the cameo of a proud Grecian woman with wavy hair and hairpiece ...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Purple Sapphire, Platinum

Bumble Bee Necklace Diamond Sapphire 18k Yellow Gold Chain Estate Jewelry
Located in Torrance, CA
Stylish and finely detailed vintage diamond bumble bee pendant & necklace crafted in 18k yellow gold. Cabochon cut sapphires range in size from 1mm to 3mm. The diamonds total an esti...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Yellow Gold, Diamond & Sapphire Flower Pin
Located in Coral Gables, FL
14 Karat Yellow Gold Flower Brooch Featuring 12 Round Sapphires Totaling Approximately 1.00 Carat, & 18 Old European and Single Cut Diamonds Totaling Approximately 0.50 Carats. Finis...
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Early 20th Century Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

18kt Yellow Gold Angelfish Brooch with Invisibly Set Ruby, Sapphires & Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful interpretation of an angelfish. This 18 karat yellow gold brooch has been invisibly set with square cut rubies,blue and yellow sapphires along with pave set round brillia...
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1990s Contemporary Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yello...

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-Century Diamond Sapphire Ruby Gold Duck Brooch
Located in Greenwich, CT
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it is a duck (brooch!). This Van Cleef & Arpels mid-century diamond, blue sapphire, ruby and 18 karat yellow gold adorable duck b...
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1950s Retro Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Gold

19.12 Carat Carved Coral and Diamond Fishing Bird Brooch 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This playful, 3-dimensional coral and diamond fishing bird brooch is sure to spark up a great conversation! Bursting with color and texture, this delightful piece tells a story with...
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20th Century Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Coral, Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Sapphire Gold Violin Pendant Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A precious violin made in 18k yellow gold! It features 0.74 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds along with a row of square-shape blue sapphire under the strings weighing 0.55 cara...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sapphire Brooches

Materials

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

Diamonds, Sapphires, Tsavorite, 14 Karat Rose Gold and Silver Brooch
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). For any inquiries,please contact th...
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1970s Retro Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, Tsavorite, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, Silver

Tiffany & Co. Retro Sapphire Moonstone 14 Karat Gold Wreath Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Circular brooch is a radial pattern with prong set gemstones and high polished gold leaf motif Featuring 6.0 x 8.0 mm oval cabochon moonstones - translucent with billowing white adu...
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1940s Retro Vintage Sapphire Brooches

Materials

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

Chanel Yellow Sapphire Diamond Gold Brooch Pin
Located in New York, NY
18k gold brooch, designed by Chanel, set with yellow sapphires and approx. 1.40ctw in diamonds. Brooch measures 90mm x 14mm. Marked: Chanel, 7 D 41, or 750. Weight - 18.4 grams.
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20th Century Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, Gold

3.89 Carat Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Van Cleef & Arpels Clip 18 Karat Yellow
Located in Charleston, SC
Van Cleef & Arpels Clip in 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Platinum. Signed Piece. Holds 3.69 Carats of Yellow Sapphires and 0.20 Carats of Diamonds in the Platinum band that pinches the ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

Retro Floral Bouquet Brooch 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Emerald Ruby & Sapphire
Located in MIAMI, FL
Beautiful design crafted in 18k yellow gold. The brooch depicts a floral bouquet with detail seen throughout. The brooch is set with round diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies. T...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Retro Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. Sapphire Diamond Gold Domed Flower Brooch
Located in Stamford, CT
1960's Tiffany & Co 18k yellow gold domed flower motif brooch with 8 round sapphires and 4 round diamonds. 8 round Sapphires, approx. total weight .64cts 4 round diamonds, approx. ...
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Mid-20th Century Sapphire Brooches

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

18 Karat White Gold Art Deco Style Pin Diamond and Sapphire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic art deco style pin with beautiful blue sapphire and round cut diamond crafted in 18K white gold. Specifications: main stone: round diamond additional: blue sapphire ...
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1950s Retro Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Camila Blue Sapphire Diamond Brooch
Located in Hoffman Estate, IL
Cast in 18K gold and sterling silver. A stunning brooch hand set in 3.78 carats blue sapphire and 2.46 carats of sparkling diamonds. FOLLOW MEGHNA JEWELS storefront to view the lat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Sterling Silver

Very Fine Sapphire Ruby and Diamond American Flag Cufflinks Patriotic
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
If your heart is true to the red, white and blue, these American Flag Cuff Links can add a "sparkling" patriotic touch to your attire! The jewels are set in 18k white gold. Represent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sapphire Brooches

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Sapphire, Blue Diamond, Black Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

1950's Blue Sapphire Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Spray Pin Brooch Vintage
Located in Boca Raton, FL
1950's sapphire and diamond Spray pin handcrafted in 14 karat white gold. The brooch features a mix of 60 round brilliant, Old European, and single cut diamonds weighing approximatel...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Sapphire Brooches

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Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold

Vintage Cartier Jockey Brooch Pin Gold and Platinum, Diamonds and Sapphires
Located in Miami, FL
Designer: Cartier Metal: Yellow Gold, Platinum (horse saddle) Metal Purity: 18k, 950 (saddle) Style: Brooch / Pin Era: 1930's Stones: Sapphire, Diamonds Hallmark: Cartier ...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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

Victorian 15ct Gold Ruby Sapphire Pearl Clover Lovers Knot Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A very fine late Victorian period pin. 15 carat yellow gold example. Designed with a lucky three leaf clover to centre set wit natural ruby, sapphire and pearl. A gold twist pattern ...
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20th Century Victorian Sapphire Brooches

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Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold

14 Carat Gold Sapphire Emerald Opal Diamond Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning 14 carat gold brooch. Unusually shaped, perhaps an arrow, or even a fish. Set with many round cut rows of alternating green emeralds and blue sapphires to the main body....
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Opal, Sapphire, Gold

Antique Victorian 14K Two Tone Gold 0.50ctw Sapphire & Diamond Arrow Stick Pin
Located in Montclair, NJ
This lovely antique stick pin was crafted during the early Victorian era from solid 14k yellow and white gold and features an elegant arrow design neatly set with fine sapphires and ...
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1890s Victorian Antique Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

Platinum Diamond and Blue Sapphire Dragon Fly Brooch
Located in Webster, NY
Vintage diamond and blue sapphire dragon fly brooch crafted in platinum. Gemstone: Diamond and Blue Sapphires Gemstone Carat Weight: 76 Approximately 1.5mm Blue Sapphires Diamond Cu...
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20th Century Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

14 Karat Yellow Gold with Sapphire Center Stone Filigree Brooch
Located in Stamford, CT
14 Karat Yellow Gold With Sapphire Center Stone Filigree Brooch 7 grams total weight.
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2010s Contemporary Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold

Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Ruby Platinum Butterfly Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A stunning Art Deco pin brooch from the 1930’s that is impressively made with extreme quality, as seen in the settings work on the back and front of the brooch. It features 4.40 cara...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Sapphire Diamond Platinum Circle Bow Pin
Located in New York, NY
Feminine and graceful antique diamond circle pin. Set in platinum with applied square cut sapphire bow. Brilliant white diamonds weighing approx. 1.25 cts and 1ct of sapphires. Clas...
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Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Antique Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Revivalist Enamel and Sapphire Swan Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th Century pendant brooch made in the Renaissance Revivalist Taste of enameled silver set with a large central sapphire and smaller sapphire accent stones. Hungarian in origin...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Sapphire Brooches

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Sapphire, Gold Plate

Sapphire and Diamond Brooch in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Lucerne, CH
This stylized bird or wave brooch is set with 8 intensely colored oval shaped sapphires, total weight approximately 3.60 carats. Origine of the sapphires is Cambodia. Accented by 35 ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

1950s Vintage 18 Karat Yellow Gold E.W&CO Brooch with Diamonds and Sapphires
Located in Hicksville, NY
1950s Vintage E.W &CO Brooch Crafted in 18 Karat Yellow Gold Weight: 5.3 grams Diamond Details: Shape: Round Brilliant Cut Carat Weight: .25 carat, total weight Color: F Color Clar...
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1950s Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1900s Antique Sapphire Ruby Diamond and Gold Fox Hunting Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive 0.02 carat ruby and sapphire, 0.19 carat diamond and 18 karat gold, silver set jabot style pin brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections This fine and im...
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Early 1900s Unknown Antique Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yell...

South Sea Pearl with Blue Sapphire Brooch/Pendant Set in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
South Sea Pearl with Blue Sapphire 24.10 carats Brooch/Pendant set in 18 Karat White Gold Settings Width: 5.2 cm Length: 5.2 cm Total Weight: 24.99 grams "We first opened doors in...
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2010s Thai Contemporary Sapphire Brooches

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South Sea Pearl, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Sapphires, Diamonds, 14 Karat Yellow Gold and Enamel
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). For any inquiries,please contact th...
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1960s Retro Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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

Art Deco 1930 Gia Certified Brooch Platinum with 27.85 Ctw Diamonds & Sapphires
Located in Miami, FL
An art-deco gem-set brooch. Beautiful and gorgeous piece from the American art deco period, circa 1930's. This brooch was carefully assembled from several elements crafted in the sh...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Bvlgari Ruby & Sapphire Flower Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Bulgari Ruby & Sapphire Flower Brooch Round cut sapphires & rubies forming a cluster & set in 18k yellow gold along with carved gold petals surrounding. Measurements: 1.75" long ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Antique French Butterfly Brooch Pin, 1890s
Located in Chicago, IL
France, circa 1890s The brooch is finely modeled as a butterfly. It is handcrafted in silver-topped 18K gold and is encrusted with rose cut diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The princi...
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Late 19th Century French Victorian Antique Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Silver

Suzanne Belperron Blue Chalcedony “Tonneau” Brooch
Located in New York, NY
This magic and Modernist chalcedony "Tonneau" brooch by modernist jeweler Suzanne Belperron dates from the exciting period when she successfully established her own business, at last...
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1930s Modernist Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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Sapphire, Chalcedony, Emerald, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

United States Antique Ruby Diamond and Sapphire Flag Pin/Brooch
Located in Bethesda, MD
An 18 karat yellow gold ruby diamond and sapphire antique American flag pin. The handmade flag pin is ¾ of an inch wide and 1 inch high and features 22 rubies weighing .50 carats 9 ...
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1890s Antique Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Diamond and Yellow Sapphire Parrots Gold Brooch Pin Estate Fine Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful! Delightful and Whimsical handmade brooch depicting two parrots perched on a branch; one bird set with brilliant-cut diamonds and the other with Yellow Sapphires; ap...
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Late 20th Century Modernist Sapphire Brooches

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

Vintage Sapphire and Rose Cut Diamond French Poodle Brooch Set in 9k Yellow Gold
Located in London, GB
A delightful yellow gold poodle brooch This useful brooch is exquisitely hand crafted in 9K yellow gold and features textured gold fur, a sparkling collar studded with rose cut diam...
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1980s Retro Vintage Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold and Black Star Sapphire Bee Brooch/Pin
Located in Washington Depot, CT
14 Karat Yellow Gold and Black Star Sapphire Bee Brooch/Pin- This lovely bee brooch features one round black star sapphire (8 mm) set in beautifully detailed 14K yellow gold. Size:...
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20th Century Sapphire Brooches

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Star Sapphire, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Rose Gold Pink Sapphire Pave Brooch and Pendant
Located in Bangkok, TH
We design Leelavadee brooch and pendant for use in 2 ways .You can put on tennis diamond necklace or a choker and use as a pin too.Multi color sapphire brooch and pendant which make...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

.14ctw Round Cut Sapphire, Diamond, & Seed Pearl Vintage Brooch 10k Yellow Gold
Located in Greensboro, NC
Era: Vintage Metal Content: Guaranteed 10k Gold as stamped Stone Information: Genuine Sapphires Treatment: Heating Color: Blue Cut: Round Carats: 0.10ctw Natural Diamond Clar...
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Late 20th Century Sapphire Brooches

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Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

George Lederman 18kt Yellow Gold Owl Brooch with Blue Sapphire Eyes & Diamond
Located in New York, NY
A beautifully sculpted 18 karat yellow gold owl brooch. The sandblasted gold owl sits on a high polished branch tipped with a round diamond. His large eyes are set with round blue sa...
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1990s Contemporary Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

12 Carat Invisible Set Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Flower Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Stunning 12 Carat Invisible Set Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Flower Brooch Stones: Ceylon Sapphire Stone Shape: Princess Stone Carat: 12 Carat Stone Setting Style: Invisible Set ...
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20th Century Contemporary Sapphire Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Jean Vitau 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ladybug Brooch with Blue and Yellow Sapphires
Located in New York, NY
Designed by the famed French designer Jean Vitau for Gemveto. Jean Vitau was a pioneer jewelry designer . He was known for patenting the Gemlok setting ,a secure and snag proof way o...
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1990s Contemporary Sapphire Brooches

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Onyx, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage and Antique Sapphire Jewelry

The stone of choice for Napoleon, Princess Diana and Elizabeth Taylor has been a favorite of aristocrats and the well-to-do since the time of the Ancient Greeks. Learn how to shop for the bright blue gems that star in vintage and antique sapphire jewelry, and why it's chemically impossible for a sapphire to turn red.

Picture a sapphire. If the stone you conjure is a deep cornflower blue, you’re seeing only part of the picture. Although blue Kashmirs are considered the most valuable, sapphires come in every color except red. No matter the hue, this very special gem is rich in history and beloved by royals (FYI, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton share an 11-carat sapphire engagement ring), so September babies are in very noble company.

America’s version of royalty — old money and celebrities — have also shown a predilection for the blue stones. In 1940, John D. Rockefeller Jr. had Cartier mount a 62-carat sapphire he had bought from an Indian maharajah in a brooch for his first wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller; in 2001, the piece sold for a then-record of $3,031,000 at Christie’s New York. The grand dame of jewelry, Elizabeth Taylor had a passion for the gems that her lovers were happy to indulge. Second husband Michael Wilding gave her an engagement ring set with a cabochon sapphire, while Richard Burton famously presented her with a Bvlgari sautoir set with diamonds and sapphires, including at its center a cabochon Burmese weighing 52.72 carats. One of the star lots in the sale of Taylor’s jewels at the Christie’s New York in 2011, it sold for $5,906,500.

You don’t have to have blue blood or a bulging bank account, however, to get an eyeful of this much-coveted gem. A number of outstanding examples reside in public collections. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History owns the 423-carat Logan sapphire, a gift from the Guggenheim family, and the Hall sapphire and diamond necklace, designed by Harry Winston and featuring 36 fine, well-matched cushion-cut Sri Lankan sapphires weighing a combined 195 carats. Also in the collection is the Bismarck sapphire necklace, designed by Cartier and sporting a central sapphire weighing 98.6 carats, which Mona Von Bismarck donated to the museum.

Sapphires are composed of corundum. Their color derives from trace elements, such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper or magnesium. When the trace element produces a ruby hue, the stone is called, what else, a ruby. (which is, as mentioned above, why sapphires cannot be red by definition).

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