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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 962 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • CIRO SHELL BROOCH AND CLIP ON EARRINGS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CIRO SHELL BROOCH AND CLIP ON EARRINGS Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £40
  • 18CT GOLD DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE AND RUBY BEE BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE AND RUBY BEE BROOCH Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £1,900
  • STERLING SILVER ONYX AND MARCASITE BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER ONYX AND MARCASITE BROOCH Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £20
  • STERLING SILVER MIZPAH BROOCH
 at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER MIZPAH BROOCH Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £40
  • SILVER BUTTERFLY BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER BUTTERFLY BROOCH Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £20
  • 9CT GOLD BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD BROOCH Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £160
  • 14CT WHITE GOLD PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT WHITE GOLD PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £340
  • 15CT GOLD SEED PEARL AND AQUAMARINE PIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD SEED PEARL AND AQUAMARINE PIN Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £80
  • 9CT GOLD SEED PEARL AND OPAL BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD SEED PEARL AND OPAL BROOCH Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £70
  • 15CT GOLD SEED PEARL BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD SEED PEARL BROOCH Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £70
  • WHITE GOLD DIAMOND BAR BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    WHITE GOLD DIAMOND BAR BROOCH Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £320