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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 722 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • 9CT GOLD TARA BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD TARA BROOCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £90
  • 9CT GOLD DIAMOND STICK PIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD DIAMOND STICK PIN Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £100
  • ENGRAVED 9CT GOLD TIE PIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ENGRAVED 9CT GOLD TIE PIN Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £60
  • 18CT GOLD EMERALD AND DIAMOND PENDANT/BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD EMERALD AND DIAMOND PENDANT/BROOCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £1,000
  • ANTIQUE PLATINUM ON GOLD DIAMOND CRESCENT BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ANTIQUE PLATINUM ON GOLD DIAMOND CRESCENT BROOCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £800
  • GOLD DIAMOND BAR BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GOLD DIAMOND BAR BROOCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £700
  • VICTORIAN 14CT GOLD BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN 14CT GOLD BROOCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £50
  • 9CT GOLD SUFFRAGETTE BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD SUFFRAGETTE BROOCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £60
  • 9CT GOLD AMETHYST AND SEED PEARL BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD AMETHYST AND SEED PEARL BROOCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £20
  • 9CT GOLD AMETHYST BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD AMETHYST BROOCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £100
  • ART DECO SILVER BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ART DECO SILVER BROOCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £160