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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 739 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • SET OF THREE 9CT GOLD STICK PINS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SET OF THREE 9CT GOLD STICK PINS Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £40
  • 1930'S DUET CLIP BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    1930'S DUET CLIP BROOCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £40
  • MORET GOLD-TONE BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MORET GOLD-TONE BROOCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £30
  • STERLING SILVER POCKET WATCH AND PIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER POCKET WATCH AND PIN Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £30
  • BOG OAK AND WICKLOW GOLD HARP BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BOG OAK AND WICKLOW GOLD HARP BROOCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £360
  • 9CT GOLD BANGLE AND LOCKET AND A GOLD CRYSTAL-SET BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD BANGLE AND LOCKET AND A GOLD CRYSTAL-SET BROOCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £100
  • 9CT GOLD AMETHYST BAR BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD AMETHYST BAR BROOCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £20
  • VICTORIAN DIAMOND BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN DIAMOND BROOCH Sale Date: 14 March 2019
    Result: £90
  • 15CT GOLD RUBY AND OPAL SPIDER BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD RUBY AND OPAL SPIDER BROOCH Sale Date: 14 March 2019
    Result: £200
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PLATINUM PLATED BUTTERFLY WING BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM PLATED BUTTERFLY WING BROOCH Sale Date: 14 March 2019
    Result: £40
  • ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER BROOCH Sale Date: 14 March 2019
    Result: £40