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Antique Brooches from LoveAntiques

Antique & Vintage Brooches for Sale

Compared to most items of jewellery which are purely ornamental, the humble brooch was first created thousands of years ago as a practical item to hold a person’s clothes together. Since that time it has been designed into an endless array of forms and materials, some more novel than others. Although brooches today have largely lost their practical purpose, they remain small statements worn on our chest which can add a splash of colour or character to the wearer. Antique and Vintage brooches remind us of a time when these small pieces of jewellery were crucial to our everyday wear. As such one finds not only fun novelty pieces, but extremely fine examples in gold and silver. Often these better-quality items will be accented with diamonds or pearls which showed off the skill of the maker.


As items which can be worn and admired on a daily basis, antique and vintage brooches are a great addition to any jewellery collection. At LoveAntiques we have a fine selection of quality Antique and Vintage brooches. 

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Silver Enamel Butterfly Brooch Hjortdahl

£ 190

€221
$230
Silver Enamel Butterfly Brooch Hjortdahl

Silver Enamel Butterfly Brooch Hjortdahl

£ 190

€221
$230

Antiques in Oxford

Large Silver and Enamel Butterfly Brooch

£ 225

€262
$272
Large Silver and Enamel Butterfly Brooch

Large Silver and Enamel Butterfly Brooch

£ 225

€262
$272

Antiques in Oxford

Norwegian Aksel Holmsen Butterfly Brooch

£ 190

€221
$230
Norwegian Aksel Holmsen Butterfly Brooch

Norwegian Aksel Holmsen Butterfly Brooch

£ 190

€221
$230

Antiques in Oxford

Very Rare Georg Jensen Brooch with Amber and Chrysoprase

£ 3,900

€4,541
$4,711
Very Rare Georg Jensen Brooch with Amber and Chrysoprase

Very Rare Georg Jensen Brooch with Amber and Chrysoprase

£ 3,900

€4541
$4711

Antiques in Oxford

Edwardian 15ct Gold Necklace  and Brooch with Pearls

£ 1,250

€1,455
$1,510
Edwardian 15ct Gold Necklace  and Brooch with Pearls

Edwardian 15ct Gold Necklace and Brooch with Pearls

£ 1,250

€1455
$1510

Antiques in Oxford

Irish “ Bog Oak “ Broach

£ 42

€49
$51
Irish “ Bog Oak “ Broach

Irish “ Bog Oak “ Broach

£ 42

€49
$51

Deviantik

Gold Brooch with Black Opal & Pearl

£ 225

€262
$272
Gold Brooch with Black Opal & Pearl

Gold Brooch with Black Opal & Pearl

£ 225

€262
$272

Sunnyside Antiques

Sweet Heart Gold Locket Brooch

£ 225

€262
$272
Sweet Heart Gold Locket Brooch

Sweet Heart Gold Locket Brooch

£ 225

€262
$272

Sunnyside Antiques

Antique Turquoise Brooch

Sunnyside Antiques

Antique Turquoise Brooch

£ 145

€169
$175
Antique Turquoise Brooch

Antique Turquoise Brooch

£ 145

€169
$175

Sunnyside Antiques

Silver and Marcasite Brooch

Allsorts Antiques and Collectibles

Silver and Marcasite Brooch

£ 65

€76
$79
Silver and Marcasite Brooch

Silver and Marcasite Brooch

£ 65

€76
$79

Allsorts Antiques and Collectibles

Art Deco 12.64ct Diamond & Platinum Brooch c.1935

£ 13,951

€16,244
$16,853
Edwardian Seed Pearl Brooch

Antiques in Oxford

Edwardian Seed Pearl Brooch

£ 145

€169
$175
Edwardian Seed Pearl Brooch

Edwardian Seed Pearl Brooch

£ 145

€169
$175

Antiques in Oxford

Scottish Agate Hallmarked Sterling Silver Pendant Brooch

£ 479

€558
$579
Scottish Agate Hallmarked Sterling Silver Pendant Brooch

Scottish Agate Hallmarked Sterling Silver Pendant Brooch

£ 479

€558
$579

Cheshire Antiques Consultant

Silver Celtic Brooch. Edinburgh 1979

£ 99

€115
$120
Silver Celtic Brooch. Edinburgh 1979

Silver Celtic Brooch. Edinburgh 1979

£ 99

€115
$120

Underwoodhall

Georg Jensen Silver ‘Mobius’ Brooch

£ 292

€340
$353
Georg Jensen Silver ‘Mobius’ Brooch

Georg Jensen Silver ‘Mobius’ Brooch

£ 292

€340
$353

Antiques in Oxford

8.13ct Diamond & Platinum Brooch - Art Deco c.1935

£ 11,950

€13,914
$14,436
6.24ct Diamond & 10ct Yellow Gold Brooch / Pendant

£ 11,950

€13,914
$14,436

Antique & Rare Vintage Brooches FAQs


When were brooches invented?

As a practical way to hold your clothes together brooches have been around since at least the Bronze Age and possibly earlier. Prominently on display, such items quickly became a way to impart social wealth and stature through the choice of materials and design. Often Bronze, Silver or Gold was used as the main material as well as precious and semi-precious stones. As fashions changed so too did the look and style of the brooches. Today we no longer need such items for very practical purposes, but still enjoy them for their aesthetic appeal.


How do I know if my brooch is vintage?

When examining the authenticity of vintage brooches, you’ll want to look at the small details for clues of manufacturing date. Closely examining the clasps and hinges of antique and vintage brooches will help identify what specific period in time they were most popular in. If they were by a quality maker or made of solid Silver or Gold then there may be hallmarks present as well. Different eras have different styles of jewellery and stone cuts.


Are vintage brooches worth anything?

Vintage brooches can be valuable if either they were made of precious metal and stones or if they were made by famous designers. Indeed even vintage costume jewellery by the big name Couturiers such as Dior or Yves Saint Laurent can be worth considerable sums now. Because makers do not have to hallmark smaller pieces of gold or silver jewellery below 8 grams it is common for there to be no marks so it is worth taking your brooch to a jeweller to get checked. While most vintage costume jewellery was cheaper when new and remains cheap today, much still has a value for people who just enjoy wearing these fun designs from the past.