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.
Extraordinary, impressive and very dramatic.
It is not essential to be in love, to love these fascinating, beautifully made historic stick pins.
A striking historical brooch presenting an intriguing contrast of severity and romantic complexity to the modern sensibility.
The perfect hair ornament for weddings and parties while their versatility suits many occasions.
A distinctive lapel or tie pin for a gentleman - or gentlewoman - of distinction.
Quirky, adorable and unforgettable.
A delightful early butterfly brooch.
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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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A brooch of great simplicity and distinction typical of the work of the renowned M Rettie and Sons..
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An exquisite Renaissance Revival brooch by the preeminent Parisian jeweller Wiese in the nineteenth century.
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Antique Scottish agate and silver jewellery is so now.
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A brooch with great presence.
Etruscan Revival jewellery is always sought after, perhaps because it is not only fascinating but so wearable today.
The brooch for every conceivable special occasion. Tea with the Queen?
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.