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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 - auction results

There have been 907 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • GEOFFREY BELLAMY STERLING SILVER BROOCH AND EARRING SET at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GEOFFREY BELLAMY STERLING SILVER BROOCH AND EARRING SET Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £60
  • ART NOUVEAU 9CT ROSE GOLD BROOCH SET WITH AMETHYST at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ART NOUVEAU 9CT ROSE GOLD BROOCH SET WITH AMETHYST Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £60
  • 9CT AND FINE CARVED OVAL CAMEO BROOCH / PENDANT at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT AND FINE CARVED OVAL CAMEO BROOCH / PENDANT Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £175
  • SILVER SALAMANDER SET WITH MARCASITE at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER SALAMANDER SET WITH MARCASITE Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £40
  • 9CT GOLD BROOCH SET WITH TURQUOISE AND SEED PEARL at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD BROOCH SET WITH TURQUOISE AND SEED PEARL Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £45
  • VICTORIAN SILVER HORSESHOE BROOCH WITH ROSE GOLD GILDING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN SILVER HORSESHOE BROOCH WITH ROSE GOLD GILDING Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £40
  • ANTIQUE MID-CARAT GOLD TURQUOISE BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ANTIQUE MID-CARAT GOLD TURQUOISE BROOCH Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £1,000
  • 15CT GOLD STOCK PIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD STOCK PIN Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £50
  • 1960'S LIZARD BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    1960'S LIZARD BROOCH Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £30
  • COSTUME BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    COSTUME BROOCH Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £60
  • 9CT GOLD SEED PEARL BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD SEED PEARL BROOCH Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £60