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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

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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
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
$7006 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
18K White Gold & Diamonds Bee or Bug Pin.
Jun 15, 11:00 AM CDT
18K White Gold & Diamonds Bee or Bug Pin.
by Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
Est: $400- $500
$3755 Bids
Curious Whimsical Signed Garrard 18K Gold Golf Diamond Duck Brooch Pin
Jun 15, 12:00 PM EDT
Curious Whimsical Signed Garrard 18K Gold Golf Diamond Duck Brooch Pin
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $1,500- $3,000
$3252 Bids
Collection Vintage 10K Gold Diamond Jewelry Service Pins
Jun 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Collection Vintage 10K Gold Diamond Jewelry Service Pins
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$51 Bid
14 kt gold diamond-brooch
Jun 28, 11:00 AM CEST
14 kt gold diamond-brooch
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €170- €700
€1601 Bid
ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BROOCH, ca. 1880.
Jun 19, 11:00 AM CEST
ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BROOCH, ca. 1880.
by Koller Auctions
Est: CHF1,500- CHF2,000
CHF1,5001 Bid
14K Large Antique WG Cameo Shell Brooch w/Diamonds
Jun 16, 11:00 AM PDT
14K Large Antique WG Cameo Shell Brooch w/Diamonds
by Treasureseeker Auctions LLC
Est: $300- $400
$2001 Bid
A Belle Epoque platinum and millegrain diamond cluster set oval brooch
Jun 25, 9:30 AM BST
A Belle Epoque platinum and millegrain diamond cluster set oval brooch
by Gorringes
Est: £120- £180
£601 Bid
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JEWELRY. (2) 18kt Gold Figural Brooches.
Jun 30, 10:00 AM EDT
JEWELRY. (2) 18kt Gold Figural Brooches.
by Clarke Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
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18K WHITE GOLD DIAMOND LADIES PANTHER BROOCH
Jun 22, 1:00 PM EDT
18K WHITE GOLD DIAMOND LADIES PANTHER BROOCH
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $300- $10,000
$101 Bid
18K retro rose gold spray diamond brooch
Jun 17, 12:00 PM PDT
18K retro rose gold spray diamond brooch
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $1,200- $1,500
$7001 Bid
A gold and pave set diamond leaping panther brooch
Jun 25, 9:30 AM BST
A gold and pave set diamond leaping panther brooch
by Gorringes
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£7501 Bid
Ovale Diamant-Kranzbrosche. Um 1900.
Jun 15, 10:00 AM CEST
Ovale Diamant-Kranzbrosche. Um 1900.
by Schmidt Kunstauktionen Dresden OHG
Est: €350- €400
€3000 Bids
Brosche mit Diamanten / An 18 ct red gold brooch with diamonds, Frankreich, 19. Jh.
Jul 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Brosche mit Diamanten / An 18 ct red gold brooch with diamonds, Frankreich, 19. Jh.
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €500- €1,000
€5000 Bids
Art Déco-Brosche / A platinum brooch with diamonds, Frankreich, um 1920
Jul 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Art Déco-Brosche / A platinum brooch with diamonds, Frankreich, um 1920
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €650- €1,300
€6500 Bids
RAY BROOCH WG 750/000 WITH 28 BRILLI
Jun 18, 10:00 AM CEST
RAY BROOCH WG 750/000 WITH 28 BRILLI
by Historia Auctionata
Est: €0- €0
€1,5000 Bids
WEMPE BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMOND BROOCH W
Jun 18, 10:00 AM CEST
WEMPE BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMOND BROOCH W
by Historia Auctionata
Est: €0- €0
€8000 Bids

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