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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 626 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • 9CT GOLD DIAMOND TIE PIN IN A FITTED BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD DIAMOND TIE PIN IN A FITTED BOX Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £60
  • 9CT GOLD MOUNTED FULL SOVEREIGN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD MOUNTED FULL SOVEREIGN Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £240
  • 18CT GOLD EQUESTRIAN BROOCH/STOCK PIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD EQUESTRIAN BROOCH/STOCK PIN Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £70
  • 15CT GOLD KNOT BAR BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD KNOT BAR BROOCH Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £30
  • AQUAMARINE AND SEED PEARL 9CT GOLD BAR BROOCH WITH FITTED BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    AQUAMARINE AND SEED PEARL 9CT GOLD BAR BROOCH WITH FITTED BOX Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £140
  • 9CT GOLD MOUNTED HALF-SOVEREIGN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD MOUNTED HALF-SOVEREIGN Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £100
  • GOLD-TONE DRESS BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GOLD-TONE DRESS BROOCH Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £20
  • VICTORIAN GOLD-PLATED BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN GOLD-PLATED BROOCH Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £50
  • VICTORIAN 9CT GOLD BOW AMETHYST BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN 9CT GOLD BOW AMETHYST BROOCH Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £50
  • VICTORIAN SILVER MOURNING BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN SILVER MOURNING BROOCH Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £20
  • EDWARDIAN 15CT GOLD AQUAMARINE AND SEED PEARL BAR BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    EDWARDIAN 15CT GOLD AQUAMARINE AND SEED PEARL BAR BROOCH Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £140