An antique brooch was an important jewel throughout all periods of the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries so there is a wide variety of styles still in existence ranging from small fine brooches to large bold ones in silver, gold or silver topped gold, gem set or enamelled or simply of worked metal.

An Antique gold set lava cameo brooch from a demi parure with earrings

An Antique gold set lava cameo brooch from a demi parure with earrings

A striking historical brooch presenting an intriguing contrast of severity and romantic complexity to the modern sensibility.

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Antique hair combs of paste, silver and faux amber celluloid

Antique hair combs of paste, silver and faux amber celluloid

The perfect hair ornament for weddings and parties while their versatility suits many occasions.

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An antique diamond lobster stick pin set in silver topped gold

An antique diamond lobster stick pin set in silver topped gold

A distinctive lapel or tie pin for a gentleman - or gentlewoman - of distinction.

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A 22ct gold and diamond Victorian target brooch

A 22ct gold and diamond Victorian target brooch

A very striking Victorian brooch with a contemporary sparseness.

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Antique early Victorian gold and turquoise bow and heart locket brooch

Antique early Victorian gold and turquoise bow and heart locket brooch

The epitome of a romantic antique sentimental locket brooch. It is difficult to find a jewel more sentimental in the early Victorian taste with the bow and turquoise reminiscent of forget-me-nots and the heart with the compartment to the reverse.

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Antique Etruscan Revival gold and lapis lazuli brooch

Antique Etruscan Revival gold and lapis lazuli brooch

Etruscan Revival jewellery is always sought after, perhaps because it is not only fascinating but so wearable today.

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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?

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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.

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