The Archive - Antique & Estate Pins and Brooches

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Victorian Onyx Starburst Brooch

This very cool nineteenth century starburst brooch presaged the striking geometry of the Art Deco period waiting a few decades around the bend. Two rows of lozenge shape onyx plaques, each set in milgrain finished bezel settings and interspersed with small golden beads, circumscribe a central round ...(more)

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Victorian Turquoise Tassel Suite

A striking, multi-dimensional antique turquoise brooch supports a removable turquoise drop with bearded fringe which, in turn, perfectly matches the accompanying pair of earrings. All four elements are beautifully ornamented with a cluster of small turquoises and fine hand engraving and granulation ...(more)

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English Platinum and 15K Yellow Gold Grape Cluster Brooch

A small cluster of grapes, composed of natural freshwater pearls, shimmers and swings freely from a golden branch entwined by a platinum vine and grape leaf. A wine lover's delight by way of turn-of-the-twentieth century Great Britain. 1 9/16 by 3/4 inch.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4749

Victorian Etruscan Revival Enameled Bar Pin

Those tiny bright-red eyeballs staring at you are actually translucent red raised enamel beads set atop a white enamel background. This very unusual and very special Etruscan style Victorian bar pin is magnificently ornamented throughout with fine twisted wirework and granulated details. A truly sup...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4533

Bohemian Garnet Crescent Brooch

This 'new moon' is over 100 years old and measures 7/8 inch across. Rendered in gilded metal by way of late-19th~early-20th century Czechoslovakia.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4732

H. Rosenthal Diamond Bee Pin

A sparkling buzzer for your honey by master beekeeper Herbert Rosenthal. 1/3 carats of bright-white diamonds. Unlike the sadly vanishing bee population, this one will stick around for a long, long time. Two-tone 18K gold.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4553

Antique Platinum, Diamond and Emerald Bow Pin

For your next black tie affair, a walk down the red carpet, or just vacuuming around the house - a gorgeous and glittering bow tie suffused with 5.00 carats of bright-white European-cut diamonds closely pave-set over realistically folded, silky platinum and accented with slender channels of bright g...(more)

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Petit Tiffany & Co. Sea Horse Pin

One of nature’s most fantastic creatures is realistically rendered, with everything but the bubbles, in richly textured 18K yellow gold, with a ruby eye and diamond-set tail, by none other than Tiffany & Company. 1 1/4 inch high.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4774

Aristocat Pin

Siamese if you please. This haughty aristocat sits proud in her diamond collar, well groomed whiskers and sapphire eyes. 1 1/2 inch tall.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-2359

Large Cabochon Garnet Victorian Pin with Seed Pearl Border

This enchanting brooch contains a substantial cabochon shaped bezel set garnet. The garnet is embellished with a single row of luminous seed pearls. All set in a mount of 14 karat rose gold.

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Victorian Cameo Brooch

An angelic presence is captured in mid-flight in this enchanting and ethereal antique shell cameo elegantly presented in a graceful golden frame with leafy overlays. 21/8 inches by 1 3/4 inches.

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BB&B Art Deco Rock Crystal Ruby and Diamond Bow Pin

Bailey, Banks & Biddle that is - one of the great American jewelers of the early 20th century. This is a wonderful, understated jewel from the 1920s designed around a fluted rock crystal bow with a quintessential Art Deco centerpiece composed of rubies and diamonds set in platinum. A single diam...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-91-70