The Archive - Antique & Estate Pins and Brooches

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Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Bar Pin

A bright vibrant-green Colombian emerald-cut emerald, weighing one carat, takes center stage in this strikingly beautiful Art Deco bar pin, handcrafted in platinum - circa 1920s. The finely milgrained, diamond-set brooch is thoroughly adorned with decorative openwork leading to calibre emerald-accen...(more)

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Antique Tourmaline and Diamond Stickpin

Twin diamond-crowned serpents slither around a rich, green, elongated cushion-cut tourmaline in this exotic and entrancing Art Nouveau stick pin, artfully crafted in 18 karat yellow, circa 1900. The top measures 5/8 inch high, the full pin measures 3 1/4 inches long. The top is numbered on the back ...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4516

Turquoise and Pearl Trefoil Wreath Brooch

Crafted in textured 14 Karat yellow gold, this sizable and fanciful brooch in a stylized wreath design is set with turquoise cabochons and cultured pearls each measuring 2.5mm. The brooch measures 1-7/8 inches.

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Victorian Black Pansy Brooch

A matte black enameled, diamond centered pansy pin - circa 1890. Stamped on the reverse: 14K and maker's mark "T" overlapped with a "C" for Crane & Theurer, Newark, NJ. 3/4 inch. A loop on the back accommodates a watch or pendant.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4863

Victorian Cobalt Blue Enamel and Natural Pearl Pin/Pendant

An exceptional jewel from the Victorian era, this dramatic starburst pin was meticulously crafted in three separate sections: the cobalt blue enamel background, the gold and pearl overlay and the center pearl and enamel rosette. The gold (which tests both 18K and 9K in different places - thus presum...(more)

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Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Brooch

This brooch is glittering with both marquise cut sapphires and round brilliant cut diamonds all set in a stylized foliate motif. This 14 karat white gold brooch matches quite well with ring #30-1-1138.

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Platinum and Diamond Circle Pin

A continuous ring of eternal bright white sparkle is created by 18 of the highest quality European-cut diamonds, totaling 1.80 carats and set in gleaming platinum, in this classic and consummate Art Deco-era circle pin. 7/8 inch.

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Retro Cartier Rose and Green Gold Bow Brooch with Aquamarine

A cheerful finishing touch for your lapel, this circa 1940s bow brooch is from the esteemed jeweler Cartier. Finely handcrafted in green and rose gold, with a glittering pale-blue square aquamarine at its center. Signed CARTIER. Measures 2 1/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.

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Mid-Century Carved Amethyst and Diamond Orchid Brooch

A luscious, deep purple hot house flower, hand carved in amethyst, blossoms with diamond-tipped stamens and flowing, textured 18 karat golden leaves in this enchantingly beautiful, never-wilting corsage brooch dating from the 1950s-1960s. Soon to star in the forthcoming film noir classic - The Purpl...(more)

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Art Nouveau Enamel, Pearl and Diamond Pin

Iridescent pink and green shaded enamel coalesce for a magical effect in this enchanting Art Nouveau jewel - circa 1900. The entwined leaves bear precious fruit - a pair of lustrous seed pearls and a sparkling old mine-cut diamond. 1 3/8 inch by 1 inch.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4708

Antique Cabochon Sapphire Acorn Pin

A deeply charming mid-to-late-nineteenth century brooch depicting an oak leaf and acorn - symbols of strength and stability. Masterfully handcrafted in patinated silver over rose and yellow gold, with mine-cut diamonds set in the leaf and rose-cut diamonds set in the acorn top. The acorn itself is a...(more)

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Platinum, Diamond and Abalone Pearl Bird Pin

How cute can they come? A platinum, diamond studded, sapphire-eyed, abalone bellied, momma bird is feeding her hungry chick a scrumptious and nutritious diamond breakfast. The assemblage of abalone blister pearls shimmers with iridescent peacock colors and the baby birdie is poking her head out of a...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4768