The Archive - Antique & Estate Pins and Brooches

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Krementz Peacock Pin

Prettier than a peacock, and a whole lot more manageable. This colorful little fella (1 1/2 by 1 inch) shimmers with iridescent blue & green enamel and seed pearl studded plumage. A lime green peridot and a small sparkling diamond add a little extra zip to this extremely lovely and graceful ador...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4596

Victorian Floral Seed Pearl Brooch

Circa 1890, this delightful foliate inspired design, sturdily yet lovingly rendered in 14 karat yellow gold, gleams with numerous natural seed pearls arrayed over a gently curved brooch measuring 1 7/8 inches. Consummate Victoriana.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4895

Vintage 18K and Onyx Terrier Pin

Nothing is merrier than a terrier, as this splendid pin makes clear. Substantial and superbly handcrafted, the wiry coat of this little charmer is in fact 18k gold wire, accented with onyx eyes and nose. As cute as can be at 7/8 inch.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4682

Siver and Rose Gold Griffin Locket Pin

A bookish Griffin is caught meditating on the contents of a dense philosophical tome in this delightfully whimsical antique pin (or pendant) with a locket compartment on the reverse, rendered in silver with rose gold overlay with plentiful patina. 1 7/8 inches by 1 1/4 (plus) inches wide.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-2848

Victorian Opal and Diamond Pin

This wonderful and romantic Victorian-era brooch shimmers with twelve colorful heart shaped opals and eighteen sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, all of which are set in darkly oxidized silver over 9K gold. This distinctive and dreamy antique circle pin and pendant, circa 1875, measures 1 and 3/16 inc...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-1694

Pair of Sapphire, Diamond, and Freshwater Pearl Barrettes

While waiting to dress your tresses, this rare and wonderful pair of hair barrettes, each measuring 1 and 1/4 inch long, reside in their original green and gold box. Darling, circa 1900.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4544

Mid-Century Diamond Spray Brooch

2.00 carats of high-color round and baguette diamonds are arrayed throughout this sparkling free form spray brooch, crafted during the 1950s in 18K white gold. 1 3/16 by 1 1/8 inches and bargain priced!

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4852

Antique Diamond, Seed Pearl and Demantoid Garnet Wreath Brooch

This darling Victorian circle or wreath pin glistens all around with small, lustrous seed pearls, a trio twinkling mine-cut diamonds and bright lime green demantoid garnets. Delicately crafted in 14K rosy-yellow gold and equipped with loop to accommodate a watch or pendant. Circa 1890-1900. Just ove...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4811

Platinum and Diamond Art Deco Brooch

A dynamic Jazz Age (1920s) bar brooch superbly handcrafted in platinum, fashioned with graceful multi-dimensional curves and extravagantly and meticulously ornamented with geometric wirework, delicate milgraining and over 2 carats of sparkling white diamonds. This utterly dazzling early-Art Deco ado...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-3-4737

Large 18K Bird Brooch

It's true - birds of a feather really do flock together! A few months ago we acquired a sweet 18K baby bird, designed and rendered by Erwin Pearl - our inventory No. 50-1-4778 (sold separately), and to our happy surprise, the mama bird subsequently flew in our front door! Mom measures 2 5/8 inches t...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4858

Antique Garnet and Seed Pearl Pendant and Pin

A fabulous and versatile ornament from early 19th century Mittel-Europe (probably Czechoslovakia or Hungary) . This gorgeous jewel of rich, bezel set Burgundy color faceted and cabochon garnets can be worn either as a dramatic lavaliere or, turn it upside down and wear it as a pin. This beautiful pi...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-2419

Garnet Butterfly Brooch

An adorable fluttering bohemian garnet butterfly brooch.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-2513