The Archive - Antique & Estate Pins and Brooches

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Diamond and Pearl Enamel Brooch

By Bipart, Griscom & Osborn of Newark, New Jersey, circa 1900, a darling and distinctive pin designed with striking concentric ovals, rendered in velvety 14K yellow gold, framing a pearl-set, baby blue guilloche enamel center with small diamond sparklers gracing the cardinal points. Pristine. 1 ...(more)

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15K Victorian Turquoise Brooch Locket

A truly stunning early-Victorian brooch expertly rendered 15K gold, now with a velvety bloomed patina. Oval in shape, decorated with a bombè center pavè-set with robin-egg blue Persian turquoises, surrounded by a soft satin depression and then further detailed with turquoises and delicate twisted ...(more)

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Victorian Revival Snake Brooch

We're not quite certain when this sinuous golden serpent was hatched - late-nineteenth or mid-twentieth century when Victorian style enjoyed a popular revival. Nonetheless, this radiant reptile boasts textured scalar hand engraving and a colorful enameled crown. The green stone is chrysoprase and a ...(more)

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Scottish Agate and Citrine Brooch

A strikingly stylish kilt pin originating from the Scottish Highlands - circa 1900. Hand crafted and thoroughly hand engraved in silver, the brooch glistens with four golden honey citrines accented with three colors of agate or chalcedony (two colors of jasper and bloodstone). 2 1/4 by 1 11/16 inche...(more)

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Plique-a-Jour Enamel Egyptian Revival Scarab Brooch in Silver

With a wingspan of 4 and 3/4 inches, this soaring Egyptian Revival scarab brooch - circa 1920s - glows with translucent turquoise blue and shaded green plique-a-jour enamel feathers. Crafted in 800 silver (possibly German or Austrian origin) - exotically striking and beautiful.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4740

Victorian Garnet Brooch and Earring Set

This wonderful suite of garnet jewels, comprising a brooch and a pair of earrings, highlight glowing deep raspberry color garnets arrayed in circles atop multi-dimensional 18 karat golden 'wedding cakes'. The brooch is fitted on the reverse to accommodate a drop. The suite is housed in its original ...(more)

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Antique Niello Locket Brooch w/Peacock Feather

An unusual and exotic nineteenth-century dome brooch, measuring 1 and 7/8 inches in diameter, artfully crafted in darkened silver with decorative tri-color gold inlays. The reverse side houses an open locket displaying an iridescent peacock feather. Something beautiful and very different.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4486

Scottish Bow Pin

Silver Scottish bow motif pin set with beautiful grey and white banded agate. This pin measures 1 1/2 tall by 2 1/4 wide.

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Vintage Georg Jensen Silver Butterfly Brooch

A pair of silver butterflys are flitting among the silver tulips in this iconic 2 inch-plus wide brooch from Denmark's most celebrated jeweler and silversmith. Moonlight Blossoms #283.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-4839

Hummingbird Pin by Craig Drake

This fast and facile fine-feathered friend, hovers with intricately textured 18 karat gold wings and glitters with 48 bright-white diamonds set in platinum and a glint of red in its ruby eye. At 2 inches from the tip of its beak to the end of its wing, this honeyed hummingbird isn't too far from its...(more)

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Enamel Diamond and Seed Pearl Bird Brooch/Pendant

A Notiochelidon Cyanoleuca (a.k.a. Blue and White Swallow) is bringing a scrumptious and sparkling .22 carat old mine-cut diamond home to her hungry chicks. She soars through the air with pearl-studded wings and cobalt blue enameled feathers and measure 1 3/4 inches in both directions. A rare and w...(more)

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Victorian Agate and Seed Pearl Pin

Victorian large banded agate cabochon set with a seed pearl frame in 18K yellow gold, inscribed on the back ‘Souvenir de ma mere bien aimee, 21 Janvier 1881. This pin measures 1 1/8 round.

This item has been sold - View Item    #50-1-1122