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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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BUCCELLATI 18K YELLOW GOLD STAR SAPPHIRE, PEARL, & DIAMOND FLOWER BROOCH
May 19, 9:00 AM MST
BUCCELLATI 18K YELLOW GOLD STAR SAPPHIRE, PEARL, & DIAMOND FLOWER BROOCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$52016 Bids
Victorian Art Nouveau Antique Brooch Pins 6pc LOT
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Victorian Art Nouveau Antique Brooch Pins 6pc LOT
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $50- $500
$37512 Bids
A GEORG JENSEN ENAMELLED SILVER AMOEBA BROOCH
Apr 26, 3:30 PM AEST
A GEORG JENSEN ENAMELLED SILVER AMOEBA BROOCH
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD11011 Bids
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14KYG VICTORIAN ARTICULATED DIAMOND BUTTERFLY PIN
Apr 24, 10:00 AM EDT
14KYG VICTORIAN ARTICULATED DIAMOND BUTTERFLY PIN
by Gallery 63
Est: $8,000- $10,000
$70010 Bids
A VINTAGE 18CT GOLD DIAMOND STARBURST BROOCH
Apr 26, 3:30 PM AEST
A VINTAGE 18CT GOLD DIAMOND STARBURST BROOCH
by Lawsons
Est: AUD2,000- AUD3,000
AUD1,3009 Bids
RAYMOND YARD Platinum and Diamond Dress Clips/Brooch
May 05, 11:00 AM EDT
RAYMOND YARD Platinum and Diamond Dress Clips/Brooch
by Grogan & Company
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$4,5009 Bids
AN ANTIQUE 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND BAR BROOCH
Apr 26, 3:30 PM AEST
AN ANTIQUE 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND BAR BROOCH
by Lawsons
Est: AUD1,200- AUD1,600
AUD1208 Bids
AN ANTIQUE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT BROOCH
Apr 26, 3:30 PM AEST
AN ANTIQUE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT BROOCH
by Lawsons
Est: AUD700- AUD900
AUD2808 Bids
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Emerald And Diamond Brooch, Platinum
May 04, 10:00 AM CDT
Emerald And Diamond Brooch, Platinum
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $5,000- $6,000
$1,3007 Bids
14K Gold Carved Shell Cameo Brooch Pins 2pc LOT
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
14K Gold Carved Shell Cameo Brooch Pins 2pc LOT
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2257 Bids
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VINTAGE 18K YELLOW GOLD .02CTTW DIAMOND MINIATURE PORTRAIT PENDANT BROOCH
May 19, 9:00 AM MST
VINTAGE 18K YELLOW GOLD .02CTTW DIAMOND MINIATURE PORTRAIT PENDANT BROOCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$557 Bids
AN 18CT GOLD DIAMOND CROSSBOW BROOCH
Apr 26, 3:30 PM AEST
AN 18CT GOLD DIAMOND CROSSBOW BROOCH
by Lawsons
Est: AUD600- AUD800
AUD2807 Bids
British Royal 18K Gold and Diamond Mourning Brooch
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
British Royal 18K Gold and Diamond Mourning Brooch
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$1,5007 Bids
18K YELLOW GOLD AND RUBY BEE BROOCH
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
18K YELLOW GOLD AND RUBY BEE BROOCH
by Potomack Company
Est: $200- $400
$4256 Bids
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
18K YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND MULTI-STONE GRIFFIN BROOCH
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
18K YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND MULTI-STONE GRIFFIN BROOCH
by Potomack Company
Est: $300- $500
$3756 Bids
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
£406 Bids
18K Yellow Gold Strawberry Coral Brooch
Apr 24, 10:00 AM EDT
18K Yellow Gold Strawberry Coral Brooch
by Nye & Company
Est: $1,200- $1,500
$1,4006 Bids
Pair of Platinum, Gemset, and Diamond Brooches
May 05, 11:00 AM EDT
Pair of Platinum, Gemset, and Diamond Brooches
by Grogan & Company
Est: $800- $1,200
$1,0005 Bids
Cameo, WRF Gold Filled & More Brooches
Apr 26, 8:30 AM EDT
Cameo, WRF Gold Filled & More Brooches
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $150
$505 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
$1,1005 Bids
TWO 18K YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND, EMERALD AND ENAMEL BEE BROOCHES
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
TWO 18K YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND, EMERALD AND ENAMEL BEE BROOCHES
by Potomack Company
Est: $500- $700
$4505 Bids
A Victorian mosaic brooch,
Apr 25, 10:00 AM BST
A Victorian mosaic brooch,
by Cheffins
Est: £200- £400
£3205 Bids
AN 18CT GOLD TIGERS' EYE BROOCH
Apr 26, 3:30 PM AEST
AN 18CT GOLD TIGERS' EYE BROOCH
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD400
AUD705 Bids

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