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US$3257 bids

Beautiful 18k gold brooch with two carved red corals. Pin features finely carved peach or apple forms, set in 18k gold stems and leaves. Single pin and safety clasp on back side. Stamped 18k. Total ap

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US$8507 bids

PLIQUE-A-JOUR 18K GOLD ENAMEL DIAMOND BUTTERFLY BROOCH. IN MINT OVERALL SHAPE AND CONDITION. HAS A GREAT LOOK TO IT WITH AN EXCELLENT OVERALL EYE APPEAL. INLAID WITH BEAUTIFUL DIAMONDS IN THE CENTER A

US$355 bids

An art deco period platinum filigree brooch with a central 1.58ct old European cut diamond (K - SI1) surrounded by 4.42ctw of European and mine cut diamonds (G to I - VS2 to SI2). Measures 21.10x75.05

US$3504 bids

14K GOLD ART DECO ANTIQUE BROOCH OR SLIDE- 72.1 GRAMS- 2.5" X 2.25"- RAISED HEAD OF A WOMAN - BACK HAS PIN AND NECKLACE LOOPS- VERY GOOD CONDITION- WOMEN'S FINE JEWELRY; HIGH END JEWELRY; FANCY JEWELR

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ESTATE 18K GOLD CARVED FLORAL CORAL AND LAPIS BROOCH PENDANT. CENTERING A CARVED FLORAL CORAL, BORDERED BY LAPIS LAZULI GEMSTONES. BROOCH WEIGHS 35.1 DWT. IT IS OVER 2.5 INCHES IN LENGTH. A GREAT FIND

US$6504 bids

14K DOLPHIN BROOCH WITH SAPPHIRE EYES- 41.1 GRAMS- 4.25" LONG- WOMEN'S FINE JEWELRY; HIGH END JEWELRY; FANCY JEWELRY; ANIMAL INSPIRED JEWELRY- SB062421

US$3753 bids

14K GOLD AND DIAMOND FLOWER BROOCH- 24.6 GRAMS- 3.5" LONG- PRETTY GOLD PETALS WITH A DIAMOND STEM AND ACCENTS- VERY GOOD CONDITION - WOMEN'S FINE JEWELRY; HIGH END JEWELRY; FANCY JEWELRY- SB062421

US$2253 bids

18K GOLD, DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE & EMERALD DOG BROOCH- 17.6 GRAMS- VERY CUTE DOG WITH DIAMOND MUZZLE, SAPPHIRE NOSE & EMERALD EYES- VERY GOOD CONDITION- WOMEN'S FINE JEWELRY; HIGH END JEWELRY; FANCY JEWELR

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ANTIQUE GILTSILVER & GOLD MOUNT GEM-SET GRAPEVINE BROOCH. BROOCH IS COMPOSED OF ANTIQUE ELEMENTS, DESIGNED AS GRAPE LEAVES SET WITH EMERALDS, WITH GARNET CARBUNCLE AND PEARLS. THIS IS A LARGE BROOCH W

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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

 
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