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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 1019 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • 9CT GOLD MOUNTED CAMEO BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD MOUNTED CAMEO BROOCH Sale Date: 25 February 2021
    Result: £50
  • 9CT GOLD BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD BROOCH Sale Date: 25 February 2021
    Result: £30
  • 15CT GOLD SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH Sale Date: 25 February 2021
    Result: £80
  • 9CT GOLD CAMEO BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CAMEO BROOCH Sale Date: 25 February 2021
    Result: £80
  • LINKS OF LONDON CRICKET TIE PIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    LINKS OF LONDON CRICKET TIE PIN Sale Date: 25 February 2021
    Result: £30
  • STERLING SILVER BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER BROOCH Sale Date: 28 January 2021
    Result: £30
  • WEDGEWOOD CAMEO BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    WEDGEWOOD CAMEO BROOCH Sale Date: 28 January 2021
    Result: £60
  • 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND DRAGONFLY BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND DRAGONFLY BROOCH Sale Date: 28 January 2021
    Result: £480
  • 15CT GOLD HUNTING BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD HUNTING BROOCH Sale Date: 28 January 2021
    Result: £200
  • 9CT GOLD CELTIC BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CELTIC BROOCH Sale Date: 28 January 2021
    Result: £120
  • TWO BOG OAK BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO BOG OAK BROOCHES Sale Date: 28 January 2021
    Result: £40