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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 697 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • VICTORIAN SILVER BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN SILVER BROOCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £60
  • ENAMEL BUTTERFLY BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ENAMEL BUTTERFLY BROOCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £30
  • 15CT GOLD STICK PIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD STICK PIN Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £40
  • 9CT GOLD SEED PEARL AND GREEN ZIRCON BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD SEED PEARL AND GREEN ZIRCON BROOCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £20
  • VICTORIAN 9CT GOLD BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN 9CT GOLD BROOCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £70
  • 9CT GOLD BAR BROOCH SET WITH A HALF-SOVEREIGN COIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD BAR BROOCH SET WITH A HALF-SOVEREIGN COIN Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £120
  • STERLING SILVER GEM-SET DOVE BIRD BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER GEM-SET DOVE BIRD BROOCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £80
  • BUTTERFLY BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BUTTERFLY BROOCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £30
  • 18CT GOLD DIAMOND 'DRAGONFLY' BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD DIAMOND 'DRAGONFLY' BROOCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £550
  • 9CT GOLD BROOCH SET WITH AMETHYST AND SEED PEARLS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD BROOCH SET WITH AMETHYST AND SEED PEARLS Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £120
  • 18CT GOLD VICTORIAN ROCK CRYSTAL AND TURQUOISE 'FORGET ME NOT' BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD VICTORIAN ROCK CRYSTAL AND TURQUOISE 'FORGET ME NOT' BROOCH Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £280