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N-JGTCHICC. 195018K YELLOW GOLDDIAMONDFLOWERSTICKPINIt is an unique piece and a masterpiece of style, workmanship, and elegance!It is antique and rare!Measures 1 7/8''DESIGN MEASURES 3/8''



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Vintage Sterling Engraved SWM Circle Brooch, 1.25", 25th Engraved on Back, Signed A&Z Sterling. Exact age unknown but these were popular in the 1960's. Weight is appx. 7.25 gr. Good condition, some li



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DK14k Yellow Gold & Carved Carnelian Stick Pin· This is a must for any collector.· The weight is 3.7 grams. The length is 3 inches. The width of coral is 3/8 of an inch.· This is a timeless piece.R

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Collection of designer costume earrings and brooch pins. Lot includes (1) Dominque Aurientis gold plated clip on earrings measuring 1.75" x 1.75" x .25"; (1) Deanna Hamro gold plated and rhinestone cl

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Two fine 14k gold bee flying insect pins. Includes (1) 14k gold bee pin, embellished with 20 rubies measuring from 2mm to 3mm, with a 1.30 CTTW and (1) 14k bee pin embellished with 20 blue sapphires w

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Fine English 18k yellow gold rooster pin. Embellished with (11) 1.3mm diamonds on the neck, (12) 1.3mm rubies and (6) 1.3mm emerald stones on the tail, and a 1.3mm of rubies for the eye. Marked with E



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Vintage Sterling Silver Marcasite brooch, art deco style - 1.75" wide and just a bit over 1" tall, marked and tested .925. Weight is 5.07 grams. It is in very good condition - looks new other than typ



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Title: Viking Silver and Bronze Fibula Brooch, c. 1000 A.D.Date/Origin: Viking, c. 1000 A.D.Dimension: 5.7 cm L - 2 1/4 inchesMaterial: Silver and bronze, 17.8 grms total weightProvenance: Additional

$702 bids

with reddish/pink stones. 1 3/8" high, 1 3/4" wide. Gross weight: 8.60 DWT. Use wear, losses. All jewelry sold as is. *No credit card payments will be accepted for silver, gold, or jewelry from bu

$456 bids

These are Beautiful Fantasy Jewelry Bee Brooches originally Inspired By Peter Karl Faberge that have Inlaid Faux Rhinestones / Beautiful Condition – Looks Like they Have Never Been Worn

$7504 bids

Iradj Moini Beetle Brooch Silver-tone brooch having gemstone and rhinestone decoration, rotating antenna; maker mark on backside Property from: a Chicago, Illinois (Streeterville) collector Length:

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Comprising a 14k yellow gold pendant set with jade and small gemstones (2.25" W) with a metal neck chain, a 14k yellow gold and nephrite ring, a 14k yellow gold and cultured pearl butterfly brooch, a



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Gorgeous Art Deco clip created by Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1930's. Chic, stylish and wearable, this clip is a great addition to your jewelry collection. It is made of platinum (tested) and set with O



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Mid- Century Modern Georg Jensen Sterling Silver & Enamel Abstract Brooch #323 Circa 1947 Sterling silver and enamel detailed design Designed by Henning Koppel Inspired by the sea Signed Georg Jensen



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Fabulous pin created by Georg Jensen in the 1940's. Collectable and wearable, the brooch is a great addition to your jewelry collection. It measures 1.5 inches in diameter and weighs 32.4 grams. Stamp

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Attractive grouping of vintage costume jewelry including (2) Austrian Aurora Borealis crystal necklaces with matching ear clips, one contemporary bangle and (4) statement brooches. Dimensions: (Large

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Beautifully detailed Mexican 940 sterling silver "Sun Brooch" designed and signed by Taxco artist Hector Aguilar (1905-1986). Design inspired by Pre-Columbian clay depiction of the sun. SHIPPINGHill

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18k Yellow Gold and Pearl Brooches Including a floral pin having a pearl set as the center of flower, marked '18k' (1-inch diameter) and birds having ruby eyes and a nest with pearls Property from:

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Victorian 14K rose gold pendant/ brooch (1.1"dia) set with a gem quality European cut diamond wt. approx. 0.35ct in VS/VVS quality, accented with seed pearls, wt. 3.8gm

$2253 bids

American and Italian, late 20th century. Stamped 14K yellow gold circle pin set with five oval amethysts, each measuring approx. 9.2 x 8.0 x 4.8mm. Pin measures approx. 1.12" in diameter. Stamped 1

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Italian, late 20th century. One 20"l chain composed of elongated Gucci links, lobster claw clasp, stamped "14K Italy", 21gr. One hollow gold brooch, domed elliptical shape with tapered ends, approx.


Vintage & Antique Brooches

From functional jewelry pieces to gemstone embellishments, brooches have come a long way through the years. A symbol of elegance, status and wealth, that was very popular among the society of the upper class. People didn't start to use brooches as beautiful decorative items for clothes, but to hold their clothing together. Referred to as fibulae in Roman times, brooches were functional pins, with their origins stretching back as far as the Bronze age. They could be made of any metal, gemstone or adornment and attached to any garment or accessory. People used to wear them at their waist, on a collar, or even to tie a scarf. As more metalworking techniques were invented to hold clothing together, the brooches evolved into more decorative pieces. They were often ornately decorated to communicate the identity, ethnicity and other qualities of the wearer. The most popular themes included bouquets of stylized flowers, animals, bows, miniature portraits and the fountain motif. Some brooches were representative of the class, others had social or religious significance, such as the mourning brooches worn to commemorate the death of