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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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VICTORIAN 14K YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND PEARL INSECT BROOCH
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
VICTORIAN 14K YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND PEARL INSECT BROOCH
by Potomack Company
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$9006 Bids
Tiffany & Co. 14K Gold, Pearl & Diamond Spider
Apr 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Tiffany & Co. 14K Gold, Pearl & Diamond Spider
by Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $500- $700
$5006 Bids
Mikimoto 9ct gold & akoya pearl pin brooch (wt.4g)
Apr 18, 1:00 PM AEST
Mikimoto 9ct gold & akoya pearl pin brooch (wt.4g)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD803 Bids
TIFFANY & CO. Platinum-Topped-Gold, Diamond, and Pearl Brooch/Pendant
May 05, 11:00 AM EDT
TIFFANY & CO. Platinum-Topped-Gold, Diamond, and Pearl Brooch/Pendant
by Grogan & Company
Est: $700- $1,000
$7003 Bids
ELIZABETH GAGE 18K YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND CULTURED PEARL SEAHORSE BROOCH
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
ELIZABETH GAGE 18K YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND CULTURED PEARL SEAHORSE BROOCH
by Potomack Company
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$9002 Bids
18K YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND PEARL GRIFFIN PENDANT BROOCH
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
18K YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND PEARL GRIFFIN PENDANT BROOCH
by Potomack Company
Est: $500- $700
$3002 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND, PEARL AND ENAMEL BROOCH
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND, PEARL AND ENAMEL BROOCH
by Potomack Company
Est: $300- $500
$1752 Bids
Gold Bead, Pearl and Black Enamel Daisies Circle Pin
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Gold Bead, Pearl and Black Enamel Daisies Circle Pin
by Material Culture
Est: $50- $100
$251 Bid
White Gold, South Sea Cultured Pearl and Diamond Flower Clip-Brooch
Apr 18, 12:00 PM EDT
White Gold, South Sea Cultured Pearl and Diamond Flower Clip-Brooch
by Doyle New York
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$3,0001 Bid
14K Gold and Seed Pearl Circle Pin
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
14K Gold and Seed Pearl Circle Pin
by Material Culture
Est: $50- $100
$251 Bid
ANTIQUE 14K YELLOW GOLD SEED PEARLS JEWELRY BROOCH
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
ANTIQUE 14K YELLOW GOLD SEED PEARLS JEWELRY BROOCH
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
A 14CT GOLD MIKIMOTO PEARL BROOCH AND OTHERS
Apr 18, 3:30 PM AEST
A 14CT GOLD MIKIMOTO PEARL BROOCH AND OTHERS
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD201 Bid
Antique Gold, Diamond, Pearl and Enamel Pin.
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Gold, Diamond, Pearl and Enamel Pin.
by Material Culture
Est: $50- $100
$251 Bid
VICTORIAN 9K YELLOW GOLD AND PEARL BROOCH DEPICTING TWO SWALLOWS IN FLIGHT
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
VICTORIAN 9K YELLOW GOLD AND PEARL BROOCH DEPICTING TWO SWALLOWS IN FLIGHT
by Potomack Company
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Mikimoto 18K Cultured Pearl Brooch
Apr 21, 12:00 PM EDT
Mikimoto 18K Cultured Pearl Brooch
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $400- $600
$2251 Bid
A 14CT GOLD AND PEARL BROOCH together with other yellow metal. 55 grams. (qty)
Apr 24, 10:00 AM BST
A 14CT GOLD AND PEARL BROOCH together with other yellow metal. 55 grams. (qty)
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £50- £75
£41 Bid
A cultured pearl, sapphire and 18k gold brooch
Apr 19, 9:30 AM PDT
A cultured pearl, sapphire and 18k gold brooch
by Clars Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$3001 Bid
A group of gold pins
Apr 19, 9:30 AM PDT
A group of gold pins
by Clars Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
14K Gold, Pearl, and Diamond Brooch
May 05, 11:00 AM EDT
14K Gold, Pearl, and Diamond Brooch
by Grogan & Company
Est: $800- $1,200
$4001 Bid
E. Pearl 18K Yellow Gold Parrot Brooch
Apr 24, 10:00 AM EDT
E. Pearl 18K Yellow Gold Parrot Brooch
by Nye & Company
Est: $800- $1,200
$4001 Bid
Pink Pearl and Rhinestone Cameo Brooch
Apr 18, 9:00 PM EDT
Pink Pearl and Rhinestone Cameo Brooch
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $90- $140
$390 Bids
White Pearl With Gold Accents Cameo Brooch
Apr 18, 9:00 PM EDT
White Pearl With Gold Accents Cameo Brooch
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Rhodolite and Pearl 925 Sterling Silver Brooch
Apr 23, 9:00 PM EDT
Rhodolite and Pearl 925 Sterling Silver Brooch
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $95- $125
$650 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Pearl Pins & Brooches


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp

Henry's Auktionshaus

Henry's Auktionshaus

Hannam's Auctioneers

Hannam's Auctioneers