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Brooches & Stick Pins

Brooches & Stick Pins

Historically brooches primarily served a functional purpose. While the shape and style of pins, brooches and fibulae varied, they were utilitarian by nature and served as fasteners for garments. From the Byzantines and Vikings to the Greeks and Romans, brooches and pins were often formed as functional symbols which reflected a particular heritage. Closer to home, from the eighth to the thirteenth Centuries the penannular brooch was perfected in Ireland, most aptly evidenced by the development of what has been named as the Tara brooch which was often beautifully enamelled and set with cabochon stones.

From the twentieth Century onwards, brooches and stick pins have been primarily worn as costume jewellery and were increasingly crafted from more expensive materials, featured more intricate designs and adorned with precious stones. We often sell beautiful examples of Victorian jewellery, as often exemplified by intricate Victorian mourning brooches and decorative bumblebee brooches, often with fine pearls or cabochon turquoise stones.



Brooches & Stick Pins - lots currently for auction

There are currently 38 item(s) in ongoing auctions

Brooches & Stick Pins - auction results

There have been 984 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • TWO COSTUME BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO COSTUME BROOCHES Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £30
  • COSTUME BROOCH IN THE STYLE OF CHANEL at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    COSTUME BROOCH IN THE STYLE OF CHANEL Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £90
  • GEORGIAN GOLD CAMEO BROOCH (BROKEN) at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GEORGIAN GOLD CAMEO BROOCH (BROKEN) Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £200
  • COSTUME BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    COSTUME BROOCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £20
  • 9CT GOLD BROOCH SET WITH CULTURED PEARLS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD BROOCH SET WITH CULTURED PEARLS Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £100
  • VICTORIAN MID-CARAT GOLD PIERCED KNOT BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN MID-CARAT GOLD PIERCED KNOT BROOCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £80
  • SILVER HORSE AND CROP BROOCH WITH COLOURED ENAMEL, AN EMERALD AND MARCASITE at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER HORSE AND CROP BROOCH WITH COLOURED ENAMEL, AN EMERALD AND MARCASITE Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £50
  • 9CT GOLD SIAMESE CAT ENAMEL BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD SIAMESE CAT ENAMEL BROOCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £180
  • CHANEL FINE JEWELLERY 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND COMET STICK PIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CHANEL FINE JEWELLERY 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND COMET STICK PIN Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £750
  • 9CT GOLD SET WITH CULTURED PEARL at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD SET WITH CULTURED PEARL Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £50
  • 9CT GOLD MOUNTED CAMEO BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD MOUNTED CAMEO BROOCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £60