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Victorian Brooches

VICTORIAN STYLE

The reign of Queen Victoria encapsulates a quickly evolving period of history — and jewelry styles were no exception. No single period has seen such a diverse group of jewelry attributed to it than the Victorian era. Today, there is a vast collection of authentic Victorian jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.

Victorian jewelry is named after Queen Victoria, whose reign lasted from 1837 to 1901, making her the second longest-ruling monarch. (She was surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2015.) During this time, different styles of fashion and jewelry came and went. Thanks to our fascination with royalty and swoon-worthy melodramas like Netflix’s The Crown — which is rife with evocative fashion, jewelry and interiors — and the 2017 feature film Victoria & Abdul, we are all familiar with her story. After the death of Victoria’s father and three childless uncles, she ascended to the throne at age 18. In 1840, Queen Victoria married the love of her life, her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Queen Victoria loved serpentine jewels, and she had even more power to shape trends than Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle do today. The British monarch’s best-known piece in this mold is the gold coiled-snake engagement ring she received from Prince Albert — the sinuous reptile was considered a symbol of everlasting love.

The Queen's 63-year reign has been divided by historians into the Romantic period, the early happy years, circa 1837–60; the Grand period, marked by the deaths of the Queen’s mother and husband, circa 1860–80; and the late Victorian or Aesthetic period, which lasted from about 1880 until 1901 and ushered in the Belle Epoque. Queen Victoria wore her heart on her sleeve, and her fashion and jewelry reflected her emotions.

Romantic period jewelry, which featured common decorative motifs and was embellished with seed pearls, coral and turquoise, was a celebration of the young monarch’s love. Everything changed with the death of Prince Albert, and the Grand period is is most often associated with mourning jewelry. Jewelry was smaller, lighter and more dainty during the late Victorian period. During this era, diamonds came into fashion, and semiprecious gems such as amethysts and opals became prevalent, too. Using gemstones for their natural beauty and not their worth was something that jewelers of the era felt passionate about, and this ideology would really become relevant in Art Nouveau jewelry.

On 1stDibs, explore the most extraordinary original Victorian jewelry — from rings, necklaces and brooches to a range of other accessories. 

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Style: Victorian
Large Antique Victorian Topaz Diamond Flower Brooch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1840s A large antique early Victorian era brooch is superbly modeled as a stylized flower. The brooch is finely crafted in silver-topped gold and embellished with champagne co...
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Mid-19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Topaz

Antique French En Tremblant Diamond Flower Brooch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1870s The brooch is designed as a ribbon-tied floral branch. It’s superbly crafted in silver-topped 18K gold (front – silver, back – gold) and embellished with numerous old min...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

Antique French Sardonyx Cameo Gold Enamel Brooch
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare French King Louis Philippe era sardonyx cameo brooch. The cameo is carved in high relief with a classical female bust and set in a large ornate 18K gold and cobalt blue enamel...
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Mid-19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

Antique Enamel and Seed Pearl Victorian Gold Sword Jabot Brooch Pin
Located in Montreal, QC
Awesome Antique Victorian Enamel and Seed Pearls Sword 14K Yellow Gold Jabot Pin. Beautifully Hand crafted in 14K yellow Gold. Measuring approx. size 5” Long. More Beautiful in real ...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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

Frederic Boucheron Diamond Silver 18K Yellow Gold Green Man Pocket Watch Pin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Watch pin brooch features a scrolling silver-topped gold surmount. Centering a Green Man motif flanked by roaring serpent dragons. Suspending a pocket watch depicting matching scroll...
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1880s Antique Victorian Brooches

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

Antique Russian Turquoise Diamond Gold Brooch
Located in Chicago, IL
St. Petersburg, circa 1890 An antique Russian 14K gold brooch is designed as a stylized flower encircled by a floral-motif diamond frame. The flowerheads are set with one round and ...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Turquoise

Victorian Diamond Target Pendant-Brooch
Located in London, GB
A Victorian diamond target pendant-brooch, the central old-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.80 carat, to a cluster surround of twelve old brilliant-cut diamonds, all within a bor...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Diamond

Victorian 15kt. Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver Arrow Pin Brooch
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Victorian 15kt. yellow gold and sterling silver arrow pin brooch set with 0.27 ct. rose-cut diamonds. Made in England Circa 1880's Tested positive for 15kt gold and sterlin...
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1880s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver

Victorian Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Terrier Dog Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Brooch is designed as highly rendered terrier dog with texturous fur Accented by rose cut diamond eyes - eye clean and bright Completed by hinged pinstem with locking closure Test...
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Early 1900s Antique Victorian Brooches

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

Victorian Garnet, Pearl and Diamond Pendant
Located in London, GB
A Victorian garnet, pearl and diamond brooch/pendant, set to the centre with four triangular cabochon-cut garnets between rose-cut diamond-set cross and natural pearl surround, with ...
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1860s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Garnet, Pearl, Natural Pearl, Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold, 9k Gold

Antique Tiffany & Company Diamond Fox Stick Pin
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1900 Tiffany & Company 2 sided Fox Stick Pin, the Fox measures 3/4 inch in length is Silver and is set with Rose cut Diamonds on both sides, Yellow gold pin measuring 2 5/8 inc...
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Early 1900s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, 14k Gold

Victorian 9ct Gold Green Rhinestone and Blue Topaz Spider Brooch, Circa 1890
Located in Lancashire, Oldham
This pretty Victorian 9ct yellow gold gem set spider brooch dates from circa 1890 where it was hand crafted in England. Spider or insect jewellery is highly collectable and was once ...
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1890s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Topaz, Blue Topaz, Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 12.50 Carat Amethyst and Seed Pearl Yellow Gold Brooch, Circa 1890
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian 12.50 carat amethyst, seed pearl and 15 karat yellow gold brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collect...
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1890s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Amethyst, Pearl, Yellow Gold

Antique 19th Century Shell Cameo Gold Brooch
Located in Chicago, IL
Italian or French, circa 1860 A large finely carved shell cameo of Hebe and the eagle of Zeus is set in an ornate 18K gold bezel and mounted as a brooch. The corners of the bezel are...
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Mid-19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Gold

Original Victorian 9.50 Carat Diamond Incredible Brooch 9 Karat Gold and Silver
Located in New York, NY
Museum worthy! This incredible brooch can be worn in so many ways. Brooch, pendant, scarf pin, hair etc... All amazing. Please see all photos. Custom Mindi Mond Chain sold separately...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, 9k Gold, Silver

Victorian Horseshoe Brooch in Faceted French Jet, Used as a Talisman
Located in roma, IT
Victorian horseshoe brooch in faceted French jet, used as a talisman. The Victorian era period was described as romantic or sentimental, most of the Victorian style jewelry was handc...
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Mid-19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

Victorian Gold & Enamel Mourning Hair Locket Brooch Seed Pearls
Located in Wallkill, NY
Wonderful VICTORIAN 14K GOLD Mourning Pin Locket. This has a glass back that would have housed a lock of hair or a picture of your loved one that had passed on. Looks like it has not...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Onyx, Cultured Pearl, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Enamel

Victorian Carved Onyx Cameo Gold Brooch Pendant and Earrings Fine Estate Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful Antique, Finely detailed Victorian Revival Onyx Cameo Earrings and Pendant/Brooch, Hand carved Cameos are set in hand crafted 14 Karat yellow Gold surrounds. Set weighs app...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Onyx, 14k Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Silver and Paste Spider Brooch
Located in NEWARK, GB
A gorgeous antique late Victorian spider brooch in sterling silver and paste. Love them or loathe them spiders make for some beautiful pieces of antique jewelry and this chap is no ...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Brooches

Victorian 18 Karat Yellow Gold Sky Blue Enamel Sword Hat Stick Pin
Located in Lexington, KY
This is a fantastic Victorian hat stick pin in 18k yellow gold with gorgeous pale blue enamel detailing. The pin is in the design of a long sword and would have once been used by a f...
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1890s Antique Victorian Brooches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique Victorian Pendant Brooch Seed Pearl Enamel Leaves 14 Karat Gold Vintage
Located in Torrance, CA
Finely detailed antique Victorian circular pendant or brooch (circa 1880s to 1900s), crafted in 14 karat rose gold. Seed pearls ranging in size from 1mm to 2.5mm. The pearls appear...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Victorian Yellow Gold and Mediterian Coral Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Circa 1900's. Featuring 9K yellow gold, 3D floral carved motif design, handmade.
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Early 1900s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Yellow Gold

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 Brooches

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Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold

Antique Mid Victorian Gold Memorial Pins
Located in Stamford, CT
Two lovely and unique memorial brooches from the mid Victorian era executed in 15 Kt gold. The larger has an scalloped edge that is enameled with black scallops. An inner oval of bla...
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1850s British Antique Victorian Brooches

Materials

Gold, 15k Gold

Late Victorian Fun Monkey Bar Brooch
Located in London, GB
A late Victorian fun monkey bar brooch, the bar set with rose-cut diamonds either end with a monkey sitting in the centre with rose-cut diamond set body and ruby set eyes, with one h...
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Early 1900s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Amber, Diamond, Ruby, Silver

Victorian Gold and Carved Labradorite Caterpillar Stick Tie Pin
Located in St Helens, GB
A highly unusual and rare novelty stick tie pin. c1880. Rose gold example. The top with a hand carved caterpillar from a single piece of labradorite with little red stone set eyes. M...
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19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Labradorite, 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 Antique Victorian Brooches

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

Antique Victorian 14 Karat Gold Silver Plate Pearl Crescent Moon Pin Brooch
Located in Vilnius, LT
It is a delicate Victorian crescent moon pin brooch crafted in 14K yellow gold and adorned with silver. It features 21 seed pearls. Weight: 2.04g Size: 2.3x2.4cm ——— If you have a...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, 14k Gold, Silver Plate

Victorian Essex Crystal and 15 Carat Gold Brooch
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
This monogrammed brooch is made up of glossy Essex crystal surrounded by pearls, the decorative bow and the frame in which it sits is modelled in 15carat gold. The letters which are ...
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1860s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Crystal, Gold

Antique 1.20 Carat Diamond Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Victorian 9 karat yellow gold, silver set 1.20 carat diamond brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This fine and i...
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1880s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian Diamond Gold and Siver Brooch
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
This ten pointed star Victorian round brooch is formed elegantly from 18 carat gold and silver. It is mounted with claw-set old mine-cut and highlighted with rose-cut diamonds. The d...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Silver

Victorian Demantoid Garnet Diamond 14 Karat Gold Frog Sitckpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Depicting a leaping frog bead set throughout with round cut demantoid garnet, very well-matched bright yellowish-green in color Eyes are comprised of two old European cut diamonds; ...
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1880s Antique Victorian Brooches

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

Victorian Coral 14 Karat Gold Earrings Brooch Flower Leaf Motif, circa 1870
Located in New York, NY
A rare pair of museum quality Etruscan Revival Victorian Coral Earrings and Brooch. The parure with hand carved three dimensional flowers of natural coral. The carving of the flowe...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Pearl, Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

19th Century Diamond and Emerald Lizard Brooch, circa 1895
Located in Glasgow, GB
An emerald and diamond lizard brooch, circa 1895. The brooch is crafted in silver to the front and backed in rose gold; with rose cut emerald eyes, an engraved head, body, and tail t...
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Late 19th Century Unknown Antique Victorian Brooches

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, 9k Gold, Silver

Victorian Diamond, Demantoid Garnet, Ruby and Pearl Bug Brooch, circa 1880s
Located in London, GB
This delicate little brooch dates back to the 1880s and is a fabulous piece of Victorian jewellery. The handcrafted fly is a collection of gemstones including a total of 0.55 carat'...
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1880s Antique Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, 15k Gold, Silver

19th Century Silver Elk Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Amazing 3 dimensional handcrafted silver elk brooch from either 19th Century Austria or Germany. Incredibly modern and great for men or women. The detailing is extraordinary with ori...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Cameo Brooch, Rose Gold Surround, circa 1890s
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
An antique Victorian cameo depicting an attractive classical female profile executed by a talented artist using the pink and white parts of the shell. The woman has been shown weari...
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1890s Antique Victorian Brooches

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9k Gold

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 Antique Victorian Brooches

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Sapphire, Gold Plate

Victorian Gold Pearl Crescent and Start Brooch, Yellow Gold, circa 1890
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Dating from the Victorian era towards the close of the 19th Century, this little gold and pearl brooch is neat, discreet and very wearable. Comprising the popular Victorian crescent...
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1890s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, 9k Gold

Victorian Platinum and Natural Diamond Crown Shape Brooch
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning true antique Platinum and Diamond brooch. Set with 37 natural rose cut diamonds in total. Crown shape example. Condition; Very good. Working clasp. Straight pin. Well set...
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20th Century Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Victorian Bird Brooch with Rose Cut Diamonds Set in Silver-Topped Gold
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Victorian bird brooch with rose cut diamonds, one split pearl and one round pearl.
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Silver

Victorian Snake Gold Brooch Pendant, 1890
Located in Herzelia, Tel Aviv
Features a snake winding up. The red Ruby with tiny old cut Diamonds on its head. Even the eyes of the snake are present. There are special holes under the head for the snake so it ...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Gold

Antique Victorian Paste Crescent Brooch, Sterling Silver
Located in NEWARK, GB
A very pretty late Victorian, silver and paste crescent brooch. A beautiful curved moon set with pretty sparkling paste stones, resembling diamond with plenty of sparkle. Paste jew...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Brooches

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Sterling Silver

C1820 Brooch of Mother of Pearl Carving of Gentleman and His Loyal Dog
Located in Baltimore, MD
Enchanting brooch of cut steel and mother of pearl with a carving of a faithful dog accompanying a jaunty man fishing under the shade of a tree. The scene is carved from Mother of Pe...
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1820s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Pearl, Cut Steel

15 Kt Yellow Gold Victorian Antique Brooch with Cameo
Located in roma, IT
Antique Victorian brooch with cameo depicting goddess Ebe with Zeus transformed into an eagle in a beautiful 15 kt yellow gold carved frame. The goddess Ebe in Greek mythology is the...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Paste Cabochon Foil and 15K Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Victorian paste and 15 karat yellow gold brooch; part of our antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This impressive antique Victorian brooch ha...
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1880s Antique Victorian Brooches

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15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Mid-19th Century Swiss Enamel Gold Brooch Pin
Located in Chicago, IL
Geneva, Switzerland, circa 1850 An antique Swiss 18K gold brooch features an oval glossy enamel plaque finely painted with a view of Lake Lucerne after the 1844 painting by Thomas M...
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Mid-19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

Antique Victorian Silver Gold South Sea Pearl Diamond Large Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Antique Victorian silver and gold back large brooch, adorned with one South Sea Baroque pearl - approx. 13.6mm x 16.5mm, and mix of old mine, transitional to rose cut diamonds. Tot...
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19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian Ruby Diamond Crescent Moon Brooch 1ct of Ruby
Located in Kendal, GB
A beautiful antique Victorian crescent moon brooch (Circa 1890) crowned with a deep pink 0.60ct ruby in the centre, with a halo of twinkling old mine cut diamonds and further rubies ...
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1890s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

14K Yellow Gold Vintage Swan Brooch Pin with Emerald Eye and Diamond Neck
Located in Bozeman, MT
14K Yellow Gold Vintage Swan Brooch Pin with Emerald Eye and Diamond Neck 1" x 1". Back of pin is smooth and has pin clasp - perfect for label, coat or blazer.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow 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 Antique Victorian Brooches

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

Antique Victorian 15ct Yellow Gold Heart Brooch/Locket
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive 15 carat yellow gold heart brooch / locket; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections This exceptional, fine and impre...
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19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

Materials

15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Gold Greek Key Scottish Brooch
Located in Stamford, CT
Dazzling gold and agate Scottish brooch is made with an undulating Greek Key pattern in gold and granite with a flower burst large citrine pulling you in to the center. One of the mo...
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Mid-19th Century Scottish Antique Victorian Brooches

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Agate, Gold

Victorian 4.75Ct Cabochon Cut Opal and 4.45Ct Diamond Gold Crescent Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning Victorian 4.75 carat opal and 4.45 carat diamond, 9 karat yellow gold and silver set crescent brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections This stunning, large...
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1890s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Opal, Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Emerald and Pearl Yellow Gold Brooch
Located in DALLAS, TX
Victorian 18k yellow gold emerald and pearl brooch. 3.0Dwt/4.7gm
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Brooches

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Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 1.89 Carat Diamond and Yellow Gold Silver Set Floral Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive antique Victorian 1.89 carat diamond and 9 karat yellow gold, silver set floral brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine a...
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1890s Antique Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Silver, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Opal Rose Cut Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Locket Pendant Brooch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Ornate brooch is designed as an oval pavè field comprised of opal cabochons with rose cut diamonds. With a scrolling gold surround accented by additional opals and diamonds - deeply ...
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1870s Antique Victorian Brooches

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

Victorian Diamond Pearl Gold Starburst Brooch Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Victorian diamond pearl and yellow gold starburst brooch pendant circa 1890. SPECIFICATIONS: DIAMOND: one round diamond weighing approximately 0.20 carat, approximately VS clarit...
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1890s Antique Victorian Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold

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