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Pearl Pins & Brooches

As if just plucked from the sea, a cluster of pearls on a brooch offers a refreshing update to an ensemble. Along with this beauty, however, comes with a rich heritage of one of the most celebrated jewels in history.

Unique in that it is the only “gem” derived from a living organism, the pearl has dazzled humankind for millennia. From the days of its earliest discovery, the pearl has been surrounded by fantastical origin myths as well as a cache of adorers, all of whom were entranced by the alluring lustre for which the pearl is known.

Since these early days, the understanding and expertise in handling of pearls has accelerated, which has allowed increasingly elaborate brooch designs to come to market. Adding such a brooch to your collection is undoubtedly a worthy investment, as its timeless taste is infinite.


Quick Facts

  • The demand for pearls over the years contributed to the development of the cultivated pearl industry. This process, known as “periculture,” allows pearls to be grown in controlled environments
  • The largest natural pearl on record is known as “La Peregrina,” a massive orb comparable in size to a pigeon’s egg. Discovered on an island in the Gulf of Panama, it was first acquired by King Phillip I of Spain
  • The pearl is the “birthstone” for those celebrating birthdays in June

Recommended Items at Auction

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14K Gold Antique Diamond Seed Pearl Pendant Brooch
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
14K Gold Antique Diamond Seed Pearl Pendant Brooch
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1254 Bids
14KT (TESTED) GOLD, PEARL AND TOPAZ BROOCH. CA.
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
14KT (TESTED) GOLD, PEARL AND TOPAZ BROOCH. CA.
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
-NO RESERVE- ANTIQUE VICTORIAN PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH
Oct 22, 2:00 PM BST
-NO RESERVE- ANTIQUE VICTORIAN PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH
by Auction Zero
Est: £100- £200
£101 Bid
Blütenbrosche. Andreas Daub, Pforzheim.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
Blütenbrosche. Andreas Daub, Pforzheim.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€201 Bid
14K gold, diamond, and pearl pin, 7.5dwt.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
14K gold, diamond, and pearl pin, 7.5dwt.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $220- $260
$1101 Bid
14K gold, diamond, and pearl pin
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
14K gold, diamond, and pearl pin
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $120- $160
$601 Bid
Mabe Pearl Earring and Brooch 14K Gold Frame
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Mabe Pearl Earring and Brooch 14K Gold Frame
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
BROOCH
Oct 22, 6:00 PM CEST
BROOCH
by Auktionshaus Rheine
Est: €40- €60
€201 Bid
A late 19th century ruby and half-pearl brooch
Oct 22, 11:00 AM BST
A late 19th century ruby and half-pearl brooch
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £700- £1,000
£3400 Bids
Perlring und Perlen-Brosche, Gold, 1960/70er Jahre
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Perlring und Perlen-Brosche, Gold, 1960/70er Jahre
by K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg
Est: €180- €220
€1300 Bids
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Collectible Estate Vintage Gem Stone Jewelries
Oct 22, 11:00 AM PDT
Collectible Estate Vintage Gem Stone Jewelries
by Wealthier Art & Auction
Est: $50- $60
$100 Bids
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ITALIAN 18K ENAMEL & PEARL BIRD PIN
Oct 21, 5:00 PM EDT
ITALIAN 18K ENAMEL & PEARL BIRD PIN
by Leighton Galleries
Est: $400- $500
$3500 Bids
PEARL BROOCH - 8 ct. yellow gold
Oct 22, 6:00 PM CEST
PEARL BROOCH - 8 ct. yellow gold
by Auktionshaus Rheine
Est: €70- €90
€500 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD & MULTI-STONE COUNTRY MUSICIAN PIN
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD & MULTI-STONE COUNTRY MUSICIAN PIN
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids
Gold and pearl pin
Oct 25, 7:00 PM WEST
Gold and pearl pin
by Leiloeira Santo Eloy
Est: €280- €350
€2750 Bids
Victorian 14K Gold Seed Pearl Enamel Bar Brooch
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Victorian 14K Gold Seed Pearl Enamel Bar Brooch
by Showplace
Est: $400- $600
$1500 Bids
14K GOLD CARVED JADEITE AND PEARL BROOCH
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
14K GOLD CARVED JADEITE AND PEARL BROOCH
by Oakridge Auction Gallery
Est: $650- $800
$3250 Bids
14K GOLD PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH / PENDANT
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
14K GOLD PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH / PENDANT
by Oakridge Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Pearl brooch GG 585/000 with
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Pearl brooch GG 585/000 with
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1000 Bids
Antique pearl pin GG/WG 585/0
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Antique pearl pin GG/WG 585/0
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€700 Bids
Misc. Pearl Jewelry, Incl. Bracelets, Necklace, 7
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Misc. Pearl Jewelry, Incl. Bracelets, Necklace, 7
by Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$500 Bids
A 15CT GOLD SAPPHIRE AND PEARL BAR BROOCH
Oct 21, 10:30 AM BST
A 15CT GOLD SAPPHIRE AND PEARL BAR BROOCH
by John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer
Est: £80- £120
£700 Bids
Turquoise pearl brooch RG 585
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Turquoise pearl brooch RG 585
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€500 Bids
Sapphire pearl brooch GG 585/
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Sapphire pearl brooch GG 585/
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€2400 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Pearl Pins & Brooches


Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus

Henry's Auktionshaus AG

Henry's Auktionshaus AG

Auction Zero

Auction Zero

Sworders

Sworders