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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 538 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • VICTORIAN 14CT GOLD BROOCH SET WITH AMETHYST at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN 14CT GOLD BROOCH SET WITH AMETHYST Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £220
  • TWO SILVER BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO SILVER BROOCHES Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £15
  • 9CT GOLD SMOKEY QUARTZ BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD SMOKEY QUARTZ BROOCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £160
  • 9CT GOLD FOB WATCH ON BOW BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD FOB WATCH ON BOW BROOCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £80
  • 9CT GOLD BROOCH/CLIP at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD BROOCH/CLIP Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £40
  • VICTORIAN 18CT GOLD BROOCH WITH LOCKET SET WITH GARNET at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN 18CT GOLD BROOCH WITH LOCKET SET WITH GARNET Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £240
  • VICTORIAN 15CT GOLD DIAMOND-SET BAR BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN 15CT GOLD DIAMOND-SET BAR BROOCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £60
  • TWO VICTORIAN GOLD-TONE METAL BROOCHES WITH FAUX TURQUOISE AND KEEPSAKE COMPARTMENTS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO VICTORIAN GOLD-TONE METAL BROOCHES WITH FAUX TURQUOISE AND KEEPSAKE COMPARTMENTS Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £90
  • TWO VICTORIAN GOLD SHIELD BROOCHES, BOTH WITH KEEPSAKE COMPARTMENTS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO VICTORIAN GOLD SHIELD BROOCHES, BOTH WITH KEEPSAKE COMPARTMENTS Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £140
  • VICTORIAN GOLD-TONE METAL SHIELD BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN GOLD-TONE METAL SHIELD BROOCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £30
  • VICTORIAN 14/15CT GOLD BROOCH SET WITH RUBY AND SEED PEARL at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN 14/15CT GOLD BROOCH SET WITH RUBY AND SEED PEARL Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £340