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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 924 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • SIX ASSORTED CAMEO BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SIX ASSORTED CAMEO BROOCHES Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £50
  • THREE VICTORIAN SILVER BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    THREE VICTORIAN SILVER BROOCHES Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £50
  • 18CT GOLD RUBY, PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD RUBY, PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £100
  • ERMANI BULATTI BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ERMANI BULATTI BROOCH Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £10
  • 15CT GOLD SEED PEARL BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD SEED PEARL BROOCH Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £70
  • SELECTION OF JEWELLERY at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SELECTION OF JEWELLERY Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £60
  • TWO VICTORIAN SILVER BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO VICTORIAN SILVER BROOCHES Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £40
  • THREE BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    THREE BROOCHES Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £60
  • 14CT GOLD NERO MOISAIC TIE PIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT GOLD NERO MOISAIC TIE PIN Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £140
  • GEORGIAN GOLD ALMANDINE GARNET BROOCH/PENDANT at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GEORGIAN GOLD ALMANDINE GARNET BROOCH/PENDANT Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £600
  • VICTORIAN GOLD DIAMOND BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN GOLD DIAMOND BROOCH Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £180