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Diamond Pins & Brooches

It is difficult to deny the allure of diamonds, especially when they are clustered brilliantly in a brooch or pin design. Diamond brooches are an enduring and elegant complement to a jewelry collection, and they share a bit of the rich history of the coveted gem.

In a chemical context, diamonds are composed of crystals derived from carbon. This carbon is compressed under incredibly high temperature and pressure deep within the mantle of the Earth to yield the radiant gemstones. While a seemingly gritty process, the result, when faceted, is the brilliant, crystalline diamond that sparkles with even the smallest catch of light.

First discovered in India around 1000 B.C., diamonds were immediately revered because of this luminosity. Even before finessed stone cutting techniques were available, these ancient cultures appreciated the marvelous shimmer of diamonds as a sign of their magical or talismanic powers.


Quick Facts

  • Though diamonds are mined around the world, less than a quarter of them are considered gemstone quality
  • Diamonds take on different colors based on the chemical components within the carbon that cause irregularities in the crystal lattice structure of the diamond itself
  • One of the most impressive diamond brooches features the Cullinan III and IV diamonds. Designed for England’s Queen Mary (the Cullinan III was used as the finial for Queen Mary’s crown), the two diamonds together total 157.4 carats

Recommended Items at Auction

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ANTIQUE DIAMOND, GOLD AND PLATINUM BROOCH
Feb 27, 6:00 PM PST
ANTIQUE DIAMOND, GOLD AND PLATINUM BROOCH
by O'Gallerie
Est: $500- $700
$3253 Bids
Platinum geometric openwork Art Deco brooch set with approx. 1.60 ct. diamond
Mar 07, 1:00 PM CET
Platinum geometric openwork Art Deco brooch set with approx. 1.60 ct. diamond
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €500- €750
€3602 Bids
MARCUS & CO. DIAMOND BAR PIN
Feb 25, 11:00 AM EST
MARCUS & CO. DIAMOND BAR PIN
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $800- $1,000
$4502 Bids
AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND BROOCH; size 58 x 6mm, wt. 4.52g.
Feb 29, 3:30 PM AEDT
AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND BROOCH; size 58 x 6mm, wt. 4.52g.
by Lawsons
Est: AUD1,400- AUD1,800
AUD452 Bids
Two Antique Flower Brooch/Pendants in 14K
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
Two Antique Flower Brooch/Pendants in 14K
by Alex Cooper
Est: $250- $400
$1251 Bid
TIFFANY & CO. GOLD, ENAMEL FLOWER PIN WITH DIAMOND C. 1900'S (APPROX. 3/8 CT ) 1 1/4" DIAM , 9.6 DWT
Mar 03, 10:30 AM EST
TIFFANY & CO. GOLD, ENAMEL FLOWER PIN WITH DIAMOND C. 1900'S (APPROX. 3/8 CT ) 1 1/4" DIAM , 9.6 DWT
by Carlsen Gallery, Inc.
Est: $500- $1,500
$2501 Bid
Julius Cohen Gold, Platinum and Diamond 'Comedy Tragedy' Pendant-Brooch
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
Julius Cohen Gold, Platinum and Diamond 'Comedy Tragedy' Pendant-Brooch
by Doyle New York
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7501 Bid
ESTATE 14KT WHITE GOLD & 2.50CTTW DIAMOND BROOCH
Feb 25, 10:00 AM CST
ESTATE 14KT WHITE GOLD & 2.50CTTW DIAMOND BROOCH
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$8001 Bid
Platinum and Diamond Double Clip-Brooch
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
Platinum and Diamond Double Clip-Brooch
by Doyle New York
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5001 Bid
Art Deco Platinum & Diamonds Pin
Mar 10, 10:00 AM EST
Art Deco Platinum & Diamonds Pin
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $500
$2001 Bid
DIAMOND AND GOLD FLOWER BROOCH
Feb 26, 6:00 PM PST
DIAMOND AND GOLD FLOWER BROOCH
by O'Gallerie
Est: $800- $1,200
$4001 Bid
Seed pearl diamond enameled pin in original box from Treacher & Co LTD, Bombay and Poona
Feb 25, 10:00 AM AEDT
Seed pearl diamond enameled pin in original box from Treacher & Co LTD, Bombay and Poona
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD601 Bid
Alfinete de peito rosácea em platina cravejada com diamantes P. 13,5 g.
Mar 04, 7:00 PM WET
Alfinete de peito rosácea em platina cravejada com diamantes P. 13,5 g.
by Palácio do Correio Velho
Est: €700- €1,400
€7001 Bid
14K Antique Gold Pin w/ Diamond and Seed Pearl.
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
14K Antique Gold Pin w/ Diamond and Seed Pearl.
by Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Beautiful 14K Pin/Pendant of Horse w/Diamonds
Feb 28, 9:00 AM EST
Beautiful 14K Pin/Pendant of Horse w/Diamonds
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
14k Horse Pin/Pendant w/Diamonds
Feb 28, 9:00 AM EST
14k Horse Pin/Pendant w/Diamonds
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
18K White Gold Antique Diamond Pin or Brooch.
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
18K White Gold Antique Diamond Pin or Brooch.
by Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
Est: $300- $500
$1001 Bid
HANDMADE 18K WHITE GOLD SALAMANDER FORM BROOCH
Feb 25, 11:00 AM EST
HANDMADE 18K WHITE GOLD SALAMANDER FORM BROOCH
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
10K YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND FILIGREE BROOCH PIN
Mar 10, 10:00 AM PST
10K YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND FILIGREE BROOCH PIN
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $120- $150
$1000 Bids
14 kt gold NIESSING brilliant-brooch
Mar 01, 12:00 PM CET
14 kt gold NIESSING brilliant-brooch
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €350- €2,000
€3200 Bids
Art-Deco diamond brooch with diamonds
Feb 29, 11:00 AM CET
Art-Deco diamond brooch with diamonds
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €1,100- €4,400
€1,0000 Bids
18 kt gold diamond modification brooch
Feb 29, 11:00 AM CET
18 kt gold diamond modification brooch
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €1,950- €7,800
€1,8000 Bids
18 kt gold diamond-brooch
Feb 29, 11:00 AM CET
18 kt gold diamond-brooch
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €810- €3,400
€8000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Diamond Pins & Brooches


Henry's Auktionshaus

Henry's Auktionshaus

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Bonhams

Veilinghuis Van Spengen

Veilinghuis Van Spengen

Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen

Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen