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Pins & Brooches

The brooch reflects an ultimately aesthetic invention that arose out of a purely functional object. It finds its origins in the ancient world, as our early ancestors grappled with dressing. Once humans began draping themselves in fabrics and cloaks, there arose a need to fasten these wraps in place.

The solution was the rudimentary brooch or pin that joined folds of fabric securely such that the wearer could go about his or her daily business. Over time, these utilitarian attachments evolved to be a symbol of luxury. Important rulers would port pins crafted from gold, and elegant ladies would wear brooches bedecked with gemstones and pearls as a sign of both wealth and status.

This luxurious adaptation of the brooch continues today, with the world’s finest jewelry houses still conjuring decadent pins for the most refined of wearers. From celebrities to the common lady, the brooch is an assured treasure for your jewelry collection.

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Approx 5ctw Old Euro Diamond Platinum Filigree Antique Art Deco Era Brooch
Jun 15, 12:00 PM EDT
Approx 5ctw Old Euro Diamond Platinum Filigree Antique Art Deco Era Brooch
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$55012 Bids
Van Cleef Arpels VCA Sapphire Fine Diamonds 18k Gold Mid Century Ladies Brooch
Jun 15, 12:00 PM EDT
Van Cleef Arpels VCA Sapphire Fine Diamonds 18k Gold Mid Century Ladies Brooch
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $15,000- $20,000
$8,7509 Bids
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ANTIQUE SILVER MOUNTED CRESCENT MOON BROOCH SET WITH DOME BACK CLEAR STONES, PURITY UNKNOWN, WEIGHT 8.3G
Jun 20, 9:00 AM AEST
ANTIQUE SILVER MOUNTED CRESCENT MOON BROOCH SET WITH DOME BACK CLEAR STONES, PURITY UNKNOWN, WEIGHT 8.3G
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD507 Bids
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ANTIQUE GRAND TOUR UNMARKED GOLD TONE BAR BROOCH SET WITH THREE SCARAB BEETLES, WEIGHT 5.8G
Jun 20, 9:00 AM AEST
ANTIQUE GRAND TOUR UNMARKED GOLD TONE BAR BROOCH SET WITH THREE SCARAB BEETLES, WEIGHT 5.8G
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD356 Bids
Art Deco Platinum 5.35ctw Fine Diamond Natural Sapphire Antique Brooch 14K White Gold Pin
Jun 15, 12:00 PM EDT
Art Deco Platinum 5.35ctw Fine Diamond Natural Sapphire Antique Brooch 14K White Gold Pin
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$3755 Bids
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1950s Diamonds 14ct White Gold Brooch
Jun 15, 10:00 AM AEST
1950s Diamonds 14ct White Gold Brooch
by Roxbury's Auction House
Est: AUD150- AUD300
AUD1005 Bids
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Antique Rubies & Diamond 15ct Gold Brooch
Jun 15, 10:00 AM AEST
Antique Rubies & Diamond 15ct Gold Brooch
by Roxbury's Auction House
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD2754 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD CAMEO PIN
Jun 15, 10:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD CAMEO PIN
by Appalachian Trading Post & Auction Company
Est: $10- $5,000
$604 Bids
Les Baker Jewelry Shop Sterling Turquoise Insect Brooch Pin
Jun 15, 11:00 AM EDT
Les Baker Jewelry Shop Sterling Turquoise Insect Brooch Pin
by Retro Roadshow
Est: $100- $200
$254 Bids
Collectible Floral Brooches
Jun 14, 9:00 AM EDT
Collectible Floral Brooches
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $150
$354 Bids
Hattie Carnegie, Coro, & More Pins & Brooches
Jun 14, 9:00 AM EDT
Hattie Carnegie, Coro, & More Pins & Brooches
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $150
$404 Bids
Antique 14K Yellow Gold Micro Mosaic Brooch
Jun 15, 10:00 AM MST
Antique 14K Yellow Gold Micro Mosaic Brooch
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$554 Bids
Jezlaine Sterling Silver Spider Brooch
Jun 15, 10:00 AM MST
Jezlaine Sterling Silver Spider Brooch
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$354 Bids
Designer & Collectible Brooches (4)
Jun 14, 9:00 AM EDT
Designer & Collectible Brooches (4)
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $150
$303 Bids
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Antique 15ct Gold Seed Pearl Pin
Jun 15, 10:00 AM AEST
Antique 15ct Gold Seed Pearl Pin
by Roxbury's Auction House
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD903 Bids
Imperial Russian 14K Blue Sapphire Diamond Brooch
Jun 29, 11:00 AM EDT
Imperial Russian 14K Blue Sapphire Diamond Brooch
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $100- $15,000
$2253 Bids
RARE HANDMADE 18K GOLD GAZELLE BUST PORTRAIT BROOCH
Jun 30, 11:00 AM EDT
RARE HANDMADE 18K GOLD GAZELLE BUST PORTRAIT BROOCH
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,2003 Bids
Mexican large Malachite sterling silver brooch
Jun 23, 12:00 PM AEST
Mexican large Malachite sterling silver brooch
by Lugosi Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD803 Bids

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