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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 765 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • TWO STERLING SILVER NECKLACES AND A STERLING SILVER BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO STERLING SILVER NECKLACES AND A STERLING SILVER BROOCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £40
  • 9CT GOLD SEED PEARL AND CRYSTAL-SET BAR BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD SEED PEARL AND CRYSTAL-SET BAR BROOCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £20
  • TWO VICTORIAN BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO VICTORIAN BROOCHES Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £60
  • CRYSTAL-SET FEATHER COSTUME BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CRYSTAL-SET FEATHER COSTUME BROOCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £50
  • PINCHBACK CAMEO BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PINCHBACK CAMEO BROOCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £30
  • TWO GEM-SET 9CT GOLD VICTORIAN BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO GEM-SET 9CT GOLD VICTORIAN BROOCHES Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £90
  • GILT AND CHINA PLAQUE BROOCH AND A GOLD MOUNTED PASTE BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GILT AND CHINA PLAQUE BROOCH AND A GOLD MOUNTED PASTE BROOCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £90
  • VINTAGE GOLD-TONE FLOWER BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VINTAGE GOLD-TONE FLOWER BROOCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £40
  • 15CT GOLD BAR BROOCH SET WITH OPAL AND DIAMOND at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD BAR BROOCH SET WITH OPAL AND DIAMOND Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £130
  • 18CT GOLD TAHITIAN PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD TAHITIAN PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £480
  • NOLAN MILLER VINTAGE GOLD-TONE FLOWER BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    NOLAN MILLER VINTAGE GOLD-TONE FLOWER BROOCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £80