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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 - lots currently for auction

There are currently 16 item(s) in ongoing auctions

Brooches & Stick Pins - unsold lots for sale

There are currently 53 unsold item(s) that are open to offers

Brooches & Stick Pins - auction results

There have been 1007 Brooches & Stick Pins sold in previous auctions
  • ONYX AND DIAMOND CUFFLINK SET at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ONYX AND DIAMOND CUFFLINK SET Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £140
  • MASONIC CUFFLINK SET at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MASONIC CUFFLINK SET Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £90
  • B' INITIAL BROOCH SET WITH SEED PEARL at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    B' INITIAL BROOCH SET WITH SEED PEARL Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £30
  • MOURNING ONYX CAMEO BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MOURNING ONYX CAMEO BROOCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £40
  • D'ORLAN GOLD-TONE BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    D'ORLAN GOLD-TONE BROOCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £20
  • GROSSE FOR CHRISTIAN DIOR VINTAGE BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GROSSE FOR CHRISTIAN DIOR VINTAGE BROOCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £40
  • 15CT GOLD SEED PEARL BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    15CT GOLD SEED PEARL BROOCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £80
  • VINTAGE TRIFARI GOLD-TONE BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VINTAGE TRIFARI GOLD-TONE BROOCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £30
  • COSTUME BOW BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    COSTUME BOW BROOCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £30
  • 9CT GOLD SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £100
  • 9CT GOLD CAMEO BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CAMEO BROOCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £40