The Archive - Antique & Estate Pins and Brooches

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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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Victorian Seed Pearl Heart Pin

A romantic couple is captured in full embrace and crowned with a bow in the double sweetheart pin, lovingly crafted in 15K yellow and tiny seed pearls from Victorian England. 1 inch by 7/8 inch.

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Art Nouveau Brooch

This lovely necklace harkens from the very early 20th century and consists of a subtly enameled diamond set flower and bud with classic whiplash curves sparkling with tiny rose cut diamonds like the dew on a branch. A small natural fresh water pearl gracefully dangles completing the necklace.

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French Retro Cat Pin

Highly stylized portrait of a cat as a young man. He's looking right at 'ya with his navette shape tourmaline eyes, coral nose and a turquoise collar with a hanging bell. He is expertly crafted in elaborate wirework. French hallmarks on double pin back.

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Architectural Micro Mosaic Brooch and Pendant

A stately classical Roman building is captured for all time in teeny-tiny tesserae (mosaic tiles) in this colorful nineteenth-century Italian micro-mosaic brooch and pendant. The antique plaque has been remounted in gleaming and substantial hand-hammered 19 karat gold frame, set with four lustrous c...(more)

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Micro-Mosaic Pendant/Brooch by Elizabeth Locke.

A classical architectural site rendered in teeny-tiny micro-mosaic tesserae is inlaid inside a black onyx border in this strikingly stylish adornment, crafted in textured 19 karat gold, by the noted contemporary jewelry designer Elizabeth Locke. The micro-mosaic dates from the late-nineteenth/early-...(more)

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Hand-Painted Miniature Brooch and Pendant by Elizabeth Locke

Ms. Locke didn't paint the domed Moorish style building but she framed the colorful antique miniature in her signature style - gleaming, hand-hammered 19 karat gold. Old wine in a new bottle. This enchanting and exotic pin or pendant is equipped with a matching flip-up loop. 1 5/16 inches by 1 1/8 i...(more)

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Vintage Gold Diamond Bee Brooch

Add a little sting to your wardrobe with this bright and shining buzzer, composed of two-tone gold, rose-cut diamond-set wings, ruby eyes and a lustrous pearl derrière, and boasting an impressive 1 and 5/8 inch wingspan. Her heart shaped wings are delicately pierced with triangular and diamond shap...(more)

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Art Nouveau Enamel and Pearl Pansy Pin

A lustrous, dusky silver, natural button pearl centers a violet pansy flower rendered in layered enamel over 14K gold by the renowned, early-twentieth century American jeweler - Krementz. Circa 1900. Very minor enamel defect on one petal. 7/8 inch by 3/4 inch.

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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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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.

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