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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 574 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • 9CT GOLD HORSESHOE-LINK BRACELET IN THE MANNER OF HERMES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD HORSESHOE-LINK BRACELET IN THE MANNER OF HERMES Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £320
  • 9CT GOLD LINK BRACELET at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD LINK BRACELET Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £90
  • 15CT GOLD ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND RUBY BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND RUBY BROOCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £80
  • STERLING SILVER GOLF BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER GOLF BROOCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £40
  • 9CT GOLD BROOCH WITH LADY CAPTAIN COIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD BROOCH WITH LADY CAPTAIN COIN Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £40
  • 9CT GOLD HALF-SOVEREIGN BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD HALF-SOVEREIGN BROOCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £140
  • STERLING SILVER AND AMBER PENDANT at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER AND AMBER PENDANT Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £20
  • 9CT GOLD CRESCENT BROOCH SET WITH EMERALDS AND DIAMONDS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CRESCENT BROOCH SET WITH EMERALDS AND DIAMONDS Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £180
  • 9CT GOLD BOW BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD BOW BROOCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £30
  • CAMEO BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CAMEO BROOCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £40
  • GOLD-TONE BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GOLD-TONE BROOCH Sale Date: 07 December 2017
    Result: £30