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Brooches & Stick Pins

Brooches & Stick Pins

Historically brooches primarily served a functional purpose. While the shape and style of pins, brooches and fibulae varied, they were utilitarian by nature and served as fasteners for garments. From the Byzantines and Vikings to the Greeks and Romans, brooches and pins were often formed as functional symbols which reflected a particular heritage. Closer to home, from the eighth to the thirteenth Centuries the penannular brooch was perfected in Ireland, most aptly evidenced by the development of what has been named as the Tara brooch which was often beautifully enamelled and set with cabochon stones.

From the twentieth Century onwards, brooches and stick pins have been primarily worn as costume jewellery and were increasingly crafted from more expensive materials, featured more intricate designs and adorned with precious stones. We often sell beautiful examples of Victorian jewellery, as often exemplified by intricate Victorian mourning brooches and decorative bumblebee brooches, often with fine pearls or cabochon turquoise stones.



Brooches & Stick Pins - auction results

There have been 750 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • COLLECTION OF CAMEO JEWELLERY at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    COLLECTION OF CAMEO JEWELLERY Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £50
  • VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER BROOCH Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £20
  • FOUR HARDSTONE-SET BROOCHES at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    FOUR HARDSTONE-SET BROOCHES Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £20
  • 14CT GOLD BROOCH SET WITH JADE AND CULTURED PEARL at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT GOLD BROOCH SET WITH JADE AND CULTURED PEARL Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £120
  • 15CT GOLD MULTI-GEM BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD MULTI-GEM BROOCH Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £100
  • SILVER AND HIGH CARAT GOLD RUBY AND DIAMOND LIZARD BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER AND HIGH CARAT GOLD RUBY AND DIAMOND LIZARD BROOCH Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £280
  • SILVER GILT PERIDOT, AMETHYST AND DIAMOND BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER GILT PERIDOT, AMETHYST AND DIAMOND BROOCH Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £220
  • SUITE OF ENAMEL COSTUME JEWELLERY at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SUITE OF ENAMEL COSTUME JEWELLERY Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £40
  • SILVER AND HIGH CARAT GOLD RUBY AND DIAMOND MONKEY BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER AND HIGH CARAT GOLD RUBY AND DIAMOND MONKEY BROOCH Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £220
  • SET OF THREE 9CT GOLD STICK PINS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SET OF THREE 9CT GOLD STICK PINS Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £40
  • 1930'S DUET CLIP BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    1930'S DUET CLIP BROOCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £40