Vintage Brooches


Vintage Avon Red Glass Flower Brooch
A pretty red flower brooch made by Avon in the 1960s. There are three stepped rows of pretty red glass petals, outlined and set into gold plate. There is a central prong set red crystal.

The Avon signature is on the reverse of the brooch, which is in excellent condition.

Size approx. 2 x 2 inches (4 x 4cm)
Price: 12 euro
12.00 €            


Vintage Kirks Folly Stargazer Fairy Ring Brooch
A magical and enchanting brooch by Kirks Folly. A stargazing fairy is sitting on the inner edge of the fairy ring looking up to the sky and seeing a multitude of stars. THis brooch is from the 1980s or 1990s. I am not sure which.

The brooch is pale gold in color with enamel finishes on some parts and Swarovski crystals. There are four dangling chains with Czech faceted crystals in clear, pink and blue, and more stars. Many of the crystals in this piece have an Aurora Borealis finish which makes them glisten and shine in the light and giving even more color.

The attention to detail and small moving, glistening attachments, give this magical and whimsical brooch a truly celestial quality, which perfectly encapsulates the Kirks Folly motto which is the expression "Dreams Really Do Come True".

The Kirks Folly signature is on the reverse of the brooch.

In excellent condition, this brooch has been very well looked after. It belonged to the mum of a friend of mine who lived in Montreal, Canada. She owned a huge collection of lovely jewelry pieces, many of which are currently being listed in my shop.

Size approx. 3 x 2 inches
Price: 68.00
68.00 €            


Kenneth Jay Lane for Avon Dragonfly Brooch - Peach Enamel and Crystal Rhinestones
A large dragonfly brooch by Kenneth Jay Lane (K.J.L.) for Avon. The wings are a marbled peach enamel with beige tips, all pearlised and highlighted in gold. The centre of the body is a large domed and faceted oval pink Swarovski crystal with clear Swarovski crystals graduating in size downwards for the tail. It has two small Swarovski clear crystal eyes. All of the crystals are set into a gold tone base.

This fabulous brooch is a book piece, and was called a 'Natures Treasure Brooch'. The K.J. L. for Avon signature is to be found in an oval raised ring on the reverse of the brooch. It is in excellent condition and looks as new.

Size: 3 inches wide x 1 1/2 inches long.
Price: 28 euro
28.00 €            


Vintage 1950s signed SPHINX Brooch - Rich Multicolour Crystal Rhinestones
A large and extremely elegant vintage brooch made by SPHINX in the 1950s. The brooch is a slightly raised dome spiral leaf shaped drop consisting of marquise shaped rhinestones. The colours start are beautifully rich, with red at centre, then purple, turquoise and finally pink. All of the rhinestones have an AB (Aurora Borealis ) finish which sparkle and glisten as the light hits them. The rhinestones are set into a gold tone base.

The SPHINX signature is on the reverse of the brooch.

This fabulous piece of jewellery has been well looked after. It is in excellent condition. I can tell you it's history, as it belonged to a friend of mine's mother, who lived in Montreal, Canada, and bought the brooch from a high end jewellery store in Montreal during the 1950s.

It will be the perfect addition to your vintage accessories collection, but do wear it often, as my friend's mum did. Would also make a lovely gift for a special friend or family member.

All jewellery you buy from me will arrive at your door boxed and beautifully wrapped.

Size: approx. 2 x 2 inches
Price: 34 euro
34.00 €            


Vintage D ORLAN signed Bird Brooch - Blue Green Enamel - Swarovski Crystal
A signed (and with the copyright symbol) D'Orlan brooch designed by Maurice Bradden. It is a small bird perched on a twig, with a superbly detailed gold plated finish.
The wings and tail are finished in blue and green enamel, as is the side of the head. It's head and body are encrusted with sparkling clear Swarovski crystals which have been hand set, and his eye is a red Swarovski crystal, which makes him come alive and look very alert.

The brooch is 2 inches long by 1 1/4 inches across at widest point. It's in excellent condition and has been treasured and looked after very carefully over the years. I know a little of it's history as it belonged to the mother of a friend of mine. It was originally bought from a jeweller in Montreal, Canada, during the 1950s.

A really cute and elegant treasure of a brooch to add to your vintage jewellery collection. Enjoy wearing it lots, or give it to someone special as a pretty and highly collectible gift.

Price: 48 euro
48.00 €            


1950s Clear Crystal Floral Wreath Brooch
A sparkling clear crystal encrusted brooch from the 1950s in the shape of a circular floral wreath.

Each flower has a clear crystal at the center and smaller crystals on the petals. The leaves have the same smaller crystals as those on the petals.

This pretty brooch is in excellent, as new condition.

Size: 1 1/2 inches
Price: 18 euro
18.00 €            


Vintage 1950s Marcasite Bow Brooch
A pretty little Marcasite bow brooch from the 1950s. The Marcasite stones are set into a silver tone base. IN very good condition. Has been well looked after.

The perfect addition to your vintage accessory collection.

All jewellery purchased from me will arrive at your door boxed and beautifully wrapped.

Size: approx: 2 1/2 inches x 1 inch (6cm x 2.5 cm)
Price: 12 euro
12.00 €            


Mid-Century Atomic Era Brooch - Gold Tone and Brown Swirl Lucite
A fabulous Atomic Era brooch made of gold tone metal and brown lucite with darker swirls within.

In excellent condition this brooch will make a wonderful addition to your vintage mid-century jewellery collection. Mrs Jetson would love it.

All jewellery purchased from me will arrive at your door boxed and beautifully wrapped.

Size: approx. 2 1/2 inches across. The longest side is just under 2 inches and the shortest side is 1 1/2 inches
Price: 28 euro

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Atomic Design became irresistible with the use of atomic motifs and abstract organic forms finding their way into all aspects everyday life. Essentially, the detonation of the first atomic bomb (oddly named "Trinity") ushered in what came to be known as The Atomic Age. The Atomic Era could be described as a surreal and bizarre period of atomic optimism which initially infused an entire culture with promises of the wonders of a nuclear future.
28.00 €            


1950s Modernist Gold Tone Shell Brooch
A large shell brooch from the 1950s in the modernist style. Made of gold tone metal

In excellent condition with no faults. The perfect addition to your vintage accessories.

All of my jewellery will arrive at your door boxed and beautifully wrapped.

Size: approx. 2 3/8 inches x 1 3/4 inches (6 x 4.5cm)
Price: 18 euro
18.00 €            


Art Deco Style Faux Tortoiseshell Large Geometric Brooch
This is an old geometric brooch made in the Art Deco style. I'm fairly sure that it isn't an original Art Deco piece, judging by the clip and pin on the reverse. I would say it was handmade, probably during the 1950s or 60s.

The main geometric section is made of faux tortoiseshell bakelite, or maybe lucite. It ends in a point and the top section is assymetrical. A further, slightly domed circular section is attached at the top. This has been set into a hammered gold tone metal base.

It is large at just over 4 1/2 inches in length.

When I first saw it there was something really nice and unusual about it that liked, so I decided to buy it for you, despite it being difficult to describe and unusual to look at. I find it very pleasing. You will too.

Size: approx. 4 1/2 inches x 1 1/8 inches at the top
Price: 42 euro
42.00 €            


French 1920s Brass Brooch with Amethyst Coloured Stone
This is a fabulous vintage French brooch from the 1920s. It is made of brass and set with a large rectangular amethyst glass stone. The brass base is highly detailed with small flowers and leaves.

Across the back is the original pin and clasp. The pin is a little bent but it still moves well and clasps into the hook easily and securely.

A really pretty little piece in very good condition. The perfect addition to your vintage jewellery collection.

Size: approx. 1 3/4 x 3/4 inches (4.5 cm x 2.2 cm)
Price: 48 euro
48.00 €            


1950s Brooch and Earring Set - Green and Clear Crystal Rhinestones
A fabulous high end brooch and ear climber earring set, made in the 1950s using marquise shaped green crystal rhinestones and clear crystal chatons which are prong set into a silver tone base.

The earrings are clip-on ear climbers that measure approx. 2 inches in length (4cm) and the brooch is just under 3 inches in length and 2 inches wide (7cm x 4.5cm).

All are in excellent condition with original stones which are clear, bright and sparkling. The perfect addition to your vintage jewelry collection.

All of my jewelry will arrive at your door boxed and beautifully wrapped.

Price: 58 euro
58.00 €            


1950s Purple and Amethyst Glass Brooch
A pretty brooch from the 1950s with with purple teardrop shaped glass stones inter-spaced with round amethyst coloured stones and a central circular stone of clear glass.

The stones are all smooth, and slightly domed. They are set into a silver tone, open backed base.

A pretty brooch in very good condition.

Size: 1 1/2 inches
Price: 15 euro
15.00 €            


1950s Aqua, Deep Blue and Red Rhinestone Brooch
A beautiful filigree circular brooch with a row of aqua blue crystal rhinestones at the outer edge, followed by deep blue and deep red at the centre, which rises to a slight dome.

The filigree pattern and the base of the brooch are gold tone.

This is quite a large brooch at approx. 1 3/4 inches. It is in very good condition and appears to have been well looked after over the years.

Size: approx. 1 3/4 inches (4.5cm)
Price: 25 euro
25.00 €            


1950s Weiss Clear Ice Rhinestone Brooch
A very pretty double layered floral brooch made by Weiss in the 1950s. The base layer consists of ten petals of marquise shaped clear ice crystals and the upper layer of five marquise petals with a circular central clear ice rhinestone. All of the rhinestones are bright and shiny with no yellowing, and are prong set into a silver tone base.

The signature WEISS is on the reverse one of the lower petals.

This pretty and unusual double layered floral brooch is in excellent condition. It's only fault is a very slight bend to the pin at the back, which happens to a lot of brooches when putting the pin through material.

A perfect addition to you vintage jewelry collection. Where it to a special event, cocktails or your wedding, or wear it daily, even with jeans.

Size: approx. 1 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches ( 37 x 37mm)

Price: 28 euro
28.00 €            


1940s Pale Pink Glass and Bronze Brooch
A really pretty brooch from the 1940s. It consists of a large marquise-shaped glass stone in pale pink with some swirls within the glass, set into a bronze base with leaf-shaped prongs.

The reverse is open and the pin hooks under the clip. There is no lever to fasten the pin into the hook of the clip. This is how the brooch was made, the clasp is not broken.

In very good condition apart from the fact that the pin is a little bent.

All of my jewellery will arrive at your door boxed and beautifully wrapped.

I have photographed this brooch with a necklace that it goes well with. They are not a set and they did not come together, but they do match well. There's no obligation but you can have a look at the last photo in the necklace listing in the 'Vintage Necklaces' category if you wish.

Size: approx. 1 1/2 inches x 1/2 inch (4cm x 1cm)
Price: 20 euro
20.00 €            


Large Rhinestone AB Floral Brooch - Vintage 1950s
This brooch from the 1950s is a large spray bouquet of flowers made of clear crystal faceted rhinestones with an AB (Aurora Borealis) finish, which are prong set into a silver-tone base.

The leaves and stems of the bouquet are silver-tone.

In very good condition with very little sign of wear, apart from a small amount of tarnishing to the pin. All original stones present.

Brooches don't need to be worn on garments. They look equally good on hats, scarves and bags. I keep mine attached to a heart-shaped padded notice board, so they make a lovely decoration for my bedroom when not being used.

This one is a lovely one to add to your vintage jewellery collection.

Size : approx. 2 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches
Price: 15 euro
15.00 €            


Miriam Haskell Vintage Brooch with Three Oval Faux Pearls
A somewhat unusual filigree gilt bar pin brooch from Miriam Haskell. Made during the 1950s the brooch is quite large and set with three oval faux pearls. The pearls are held by fancy looped prongs.and there are tiny bead details accenting the brooch.

The brooch fastens with a pin and safety catch which is in perfect working order, and the Miriam Haskell signature is on the reverse, at the centre.

There is some very slight surface wear to one of the smaller pearls which takes the form of a small, (approx.1mm) patch that has worn away. It is barely noticeable because the colour underneath the surface is white also. In the first photo here, it is the pearl nearest to you.

A highly sought after collectable Haskell peice to add to your vintage jewellery collection.

Size: 3 1/8" x 1/2"
Price: 63.00 euro

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Miriam Haskell established her Miriam Haskell Company in New York City in 1926. From the get-go, her handcrafted floral-themed costume jewellery was a hit with the stylish women of Manhattan, who adored her intricate necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pins. Haskell loved gilt findings and filigree, faux pearls, Austrian crystal beads, blown glass beads from the island of Murano, and, above all, rose montees.
63.00 €