The Archive - Antique & Estate Pins and Brooches

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Antique Rose-Cut Diamond Flower Pin

A spiky flower design in 18 karat yellow gold features a large central rose cut diamond enveloped by numerous tiny rose cut diamonds. A compact and effective 19th century jewel. This piece measures about 1 inch round.The Diamonds are described as follows: One Central Rose-Cut Diamond, Weight: .50 c...(more)

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Carved Jasper Caterpillar Brooch by Robert Wander

A rare collectible caterpillar brooch carved from Jasper, designed by Robert Wander. Robert Wander created his unusual  bug collection in the late 80’s - early 90’s The realistic deep reddish orange carved Jasper caterpillar is embellished with 14 karat yellow gold highlights. This brooch m...(more)

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Antique Natural Pearl and Enamel Snake and Cresent Pin

A glistening, slithery green enameled serpent, with a tasty, not too bite-sized, shimmering natural pearl on its tongue, is coiled around a pearl-studded crescent moon in this dramatic and unusual Victorian-era pin crafted in 14 karat gold. Just shy of 2 inches long by about 5/8 inch high.

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French Art Nouveau Pearl and Diamond Pendant or Brooch

A lush and flowing foliate design, composed in richly textured 22K yellow gold, culminates in a pair of lustrous pearl-petaled blossoms in this exemplary work of jewelry art originating from fin-de-siecle France. A pair of loops on the reverse accommodates a neck chain. 1 5/8 inches by 1 1/2 ...(more)

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Antique Heart Pierced By Tulips Pin

In the Victorian language of flowers, tulips signified passion, so the original recipient of this lovely brooch most surely knew her admirer was besotted. Exquisitely handcrafted in 14 karat with a rich high karat bloom, set with delicate shimmering seed pearls. Measures 1 3/4 inches long by 3/4 inc...(more)

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Antique Diamond Flower Pin

Spring is here! An elegantly fashioned flower is in full bloom in this sinuous and sparkling diamond pin dating back to the latter-nineteenth century. Consummate Victoriana rendered in ravishing 18K rose gold. A glittering array of old mine-cut and rose-cut diamonds total 1.25 carats. 1 3/5 inch by ...(more)

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Austrian Wild Strawberry Brooch Circa 1930s

One of Mother Nature's most charming and sweetest creations, the wild alpine mountain strawberry, is colorfully celebrated in this darling brooch composed of hand-carved coral strawberries and pale green amazonite leaves, a pearl and diamond blossom, and a diamond-studded 14k white gold stem. Deligh...(more)

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Antique Enameled Flower Pin

Gorgeous, shimmering, velvet pink and gold enamel petals surround a single sparkling old mine-cut diamond and black enamel and gold stamens in this sublime turn-of-the century flower pin and pendant, circa 1900. 1 and 1/4 inches.

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Siamese Cat Pin

I am Siamese if you pleeze ... with marquise ruby eyes, a twinkling diamond nose and sleekly fluted 14K yellow gold fur. I’m 1 5/8 inch tall by 1 1/8 inch wide (svelte) .

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Pair of 18K Perched Bird and Enamel Brooches

A darling pair of golden, ruby-eyed love birds with matching blue, green and orange enameled plumes (birds of a feather flock together). You'll be all atwitter. These petite pretties measure 1 1/4 by 3/4 inches.

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Horse Pin

A gleaming golden stallion gallops across the western plains, or maybe your lapel. Realistically and kinetically crafted in shimmering, Florentine textured 14K yellow gold. 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches.

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Victorian Sapphire and Diamond Wreath Brooch

Eight deep royal-blue sapphires, together weighing 5.75 carats, are nestled within a sparkling wreath of old mine-cut diamonds in this sizable (1 7/8 inches by 1 3/4 inches) and sensational antique brooch, crafted in silver over gold - circa 1890. A flip-up loop on the reverse allows it to be worn a...(more)

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