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.
Antique WW1 Silver & Tortoiseshell Sweetheart Brooch - Sussex Regiment - London 1917
Antique Arts & Crafts Silver & Faux Turquoise Bar Brooch - By Bernard Instone - 1920’s
Vintage Jewel Box
Antique Edwardian/art Deco Platinum 18ct Old Cut Diamond Bar Brooch 1.25ct C1910-1920s