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"If you want to start a collection start with a brooch because you will find most use for it"

Coco Chanel said “If you want to start a collection start with a brooch because you will find most use for it. It can be pinned on a suit lapel, collar or pocket, on a hat, belt or evening gown”. Her advice is still pertinent.

An Antique Scottish hardstone and silver brooch by M. Rettie and sons

An Antique Scottish hardstone and silver brooch by M. Rettie and sons

A brooch of great simplicity and distinction typical of the work of the renowned M Rettie and Sons.

20009335

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A French Antique Renaissance Revival silver brooch by Wiese

A French Antique Renaissance Revival silver brooch by Wiese

An exquisite Renaissance Revival brooch by the preeminent Parisian jeweller Wiese in the nineteenth century.

20009465

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Early twentieth century diamond and sapphire brooch. Krementz

Early twentieth century diamond and sapphire brooch. Krementz

Early twentieth century jewellery at its delicate best is always worth seeking out.

20002241

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Large antique diamond triple loop ribbon bow brooch

Large antique diamond triple loop ribbon bow brooch

The brooch for every conceivable special occasion. Tea with the Queen?

20000219

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An early twentieth century ruby and diamond flower brooch

An early twentieth century ruby and diamond flower brooch

An old jewellery adage says that a well made jewel will look as good from the back as the front. On that premise this flower is a very fine jewel indeed. Quietly spectacular. For the perfectionist.

20006006

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Belle Epoque natural pearl and old cut diamond brooch

Belle Epoque natural pearl and old cut diamond brooch

A wonderful pearl and diamond brooch straight out of Lady Mary’s jewel casket at Downton Abbey.

20007881

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Art Nouveau natural pearl, emerald and diamond brooch

Art Nouveau natural pearl, emerald and diamond brooch

A delicate brooch with a lovely colour and gem combination and a fascinatingly realistic pearl-bud made for pretty summer fashions and to contrast more tailored fashions.

2000.0352

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French diamond and emerald leaf and ribbons brooch circa 1945

French diamond and emerald leaf and ribbons brooch circa 1945

A striking three dimensional brooch with fluid movement which works very well also as a pendant.

2000.3166

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Large Belle Epoque diamond and natural pearl brooch / pendant

Large Belle Epoque diamond and natural pearl brooch / pendant

An exquisite and very versatile jewel that can be worn in so many different ways. One of the prettiest and rarest pieces in our collection.

2000.3241

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An antique Egyptian Revival gold enamel and gem-set brooch

An antique Egyptian Revival gold enamel and gem-set brooch

This rare and intriguing enamelled jewel is a wonderful conversation starter. Read about the brooch and the passionate enthusiasm for Egyptian Revival at this time.

20005849

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Antique bloomed gold and garnet locket-brooch

Antique bloomed gold and garnet locket-brooch

Days of wine and grape leaves. Rich colours for autumn and winter.

20006198 SOLD

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An Art Deco aquamarine, frosted rock crystal and diamond jabot

An Art Deco aquamarine, frosted rock crystal and diamond jabot

Carved rock crystal, aquamarine and diamond. So Art Deco and yet so contemporary. Pretty up a frock for a summer wedding in the country and weekdays lighten up your business jacket with this Art Deco delicacy.

20006945 SOLD

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Large antique diamond and sapphire trefoil and foliate brooch

Large antique diamond and sapphire trefoil and foliate brooch

An impressive beautifully made historic brooch seeking a jacket or coat.

2000.4224 SOLD

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Antique hardstone cameo and diamond brooch

Antique hardstone cameo and diamond brooch

Cameos have been much admired throughout history by women as diverse as Napoleon’s Josephine and more recently Sarah Jessica Parker. Though centuries apart they share a finely honed appreciation of fine jewellery and fashion.

2000.0240 SOLD

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