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Vintage Brooches & Pins

This selection of vintage brooches and pins from the 1920s-1950s includes pieces from fine makers such as Miriam Haskell, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Marcel Boucher. Once considered a dated, old-fashioned accessory, the brooch has recently resurfaced as a modern, essential adornment for any outfit. Today’s women are finding out just how versatile this type of jewel is. Wear one alone or wear a cluster. Pin a brooch to your shoulder, your jacket lapel, the throat of your blouse, or the waistline of your dress or trousers. Wear one on a belt, a purse, or a necklace. The choices are endless. Pieces from this collection will add drama and color to a casual outfit, or transform more formal attire into a show-stopper. See also Costume Jewelry Sets/Parures.

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  • Sapphire brooch with diamanté in curved-links
    Close-up view of Art Deco bar brooch
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    Sapphire Brooch with Diamanté by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This sapphire brooch has three curved links of diamanté between each one with blue-glass stones. At 3” long, this wonderful Art Deco piece is a quarter-inch-high half-dome backed by a flat metal plate. This lovely 1930s bar brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see a tank-track bracelet in the same colors, also by Schreiber & Hiller.
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  • Schiaparelli brooch with sapphire lava rocks
    Schiaparelli lava rock brooch in vertical position
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    Sapphire Lava Rock & Amethyst 1950s Brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    This Schiaparelli brooch is one of those pieces that should come with instructions for how to wear it. So I’m showing this exquisite 1950s creation in three different positions, hoping that at least one of them will appeal to you. Or you may think of a better one! This incredible brooch has two large sapphire-blue lava rocks in dog-tooth prongs embellished with sapphires and amethysts. The complementary glass stones are round and navette in shape. The lava rocks have an incredible iridescence (like a fire within), and the color combination is delicious. The setting is silver-tone metal with a roll-over safety clasp. This gorgeous statement piece is Schiaparelli at her best!
    USD$425.00
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    Sapphire, Diamanté & Gold Bouquet 1950s Brooch by Marcel Boucher

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    This 1950s sapphire, diamanté and gold-plated bouquet brooch by Marcel Boucher exemplifies the flowing motifs and textured metals of the period. The pavé ribbon that ties the stems speaks to the maker's attention to detail and design genius. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
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    Sapphire, Diamanté & Silver Bow 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.

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    A rhodium-plated, diamanté-encrusted bow with five loops and seven tails forms the base of this sparkly brooch. A flower with sapphire-glass-baguette petals and diamanté center, cupped in the same metal, sits on top. This piece was made by Mazer Bros. after World War II. As with all their pieces from this period, this one is well-constructed from the finest materials. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The colors of this brooch makes it perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors. Scroll down to see another version in warm hues.
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    Sapphire, Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Bouquet Brooch by Trifari

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    Floral bouquets were a popular theme for Trifari and other costume jewelry makers during WWII. This design is horizontal in format, with faceted, oval sapphire-glass flowers, diamanté leaves, and silver stems. The setting is rhodium-plated sterling silver. The roll-over safety clasp has been replaced by my expert jeweler. Pieces like this one are easy to wear with modern jewelry – just add simple diamond (faux or real) studs or hoops to complete your jeweled accessories.
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    Sterling 1940s Floral Oval Brooch by Hobé

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    This 1940s Hobé brooch has sterling silver flowers and leaves applied to an oval base, resulting in a piece with lovely textures and depth. Even the back shows the meticulous workmanship that went into the crafting of this brooch. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This design is similar to two others the maker patented in the early 1940s. Scroll down to see a Hobé bracelet with a floral motif.
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    Sterling Flower Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Raffaele

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    This sterling silver flower brooch has wonderful detail and an unusual design. A cluster of petals defines the flower, which sits atop a pair of veined leaves. The fourth stem ends in a spiral. This lovely piece is very three-dimensional, well-made and somewhat whimsical. Because of its size and motif, I'm guessing it dates to the 1940s. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I only wish I could find information about the maker (which is definitely not Rafael Canada)!
    USD$175.00
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    Sterling Flower & Leaf 1940s Brooch by Hobé

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    This petite (by Hobé standards) sterling silver flower and leaf 1940s brooch has the same level of detail and quality workmanship as its larger sisters. The intricate buds on either side of the central flower are particularly lovely. This three-dimensional piece has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see a bracelet by Hobé that also has a floral motif.
    USD$165.00
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  • Coro flower brooch – sterling silver bouquet
    Close-up view of flower
    USD$150.00
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    Sterling Flower Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    This 1940s Coro flower brooch has five sterling silver stems tied in a bouquet. From Coro-Craft, the company's high-end line, this piece bears hints of the Retro Modern style of that decade – the slightly curved, stylized flowers and the 3 ¾” length. This piece has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see a Coro bracelet and earrings set by Massa Raimond in the same design.
    USD$150.00
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    Sterling Rose Bough & Wildflowers 1940s Brooch by Hobé

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    In my opinion, Hobé made the best sterling silver flowers in the 1940s. On this brooch, the large blossom at the center with surrounding buds illustrate his extraordinary design talent and the company's high-level of craftsmanship. Their pieces were all hand-made at this time. The unusual design of this brooch is similar to one that was patented in 1940. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see a sterling silver bracelet by the same maker.
    USD$195.00
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    Turquoise & Silver Leaf 1950s Brooch by Marcel Boucher

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    Richly-textured silver-tone metal leaves are paired with turquoise-glass buds on this tailored and elegant 1950s brooch by Marcel Boucher. The turquoise stones have the gold-tone flecks and veins of the real gemstone. This piece has a rhodium-plated back with a roll-over safety clasp.
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    Turquoise, Diamanté & Gold Leaf 1950s Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    Tiny turquoise glass beads decorate the flower layer on this graceful and elegant 1950s brooch by Hattie Carnegie. The bottom layer is a furled leaf made from openwork, gold-tone metal. Both layers are pavé-embellished. The detail is superb, especially on the back, as one would expect from this maker. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00