Vintage Brooches


1950s Clear Crystal Rhinestone Brooch - Vintage Brooches

A wonderful and highly unusual vintage Art Deco style crystal encrusted drop brooch. Made in the 1950s.

A truly beautiful piece with lovely detail. The top section is encrusted with clear crystal rhinestones with a slightly larger crystal top centre. The drop part has a huge central, dagger shaped clear crystal surrounded by smaller clear crystals, and is hinged to the top section giving some movement.

This is a great, heirloom quality brooch, which has never been worn, but is quite old as many years ago it was bought along with other items from a small company Est.1952 that made some of Butler & Wilson's jewellery, and it was amongst the treasure trove!

Size: approx. 2 1/2 inches long x 1 inch wide
Price: 38 euro
38.00 €            


Vintage Pearl/Rhinestone Fruit Brooch - 1950s
A cute little brooch from the 1950s made using two glass faux pearls as fruit hanging from a tree twig, with leaves that are encrusted with clear rhinestones. The base is silver tone metal.

I had thought they were apples, but now I think they may be cherries, so I've simply called it fruit, so that you can make up your own mind.

In excellent condition with original stones and no marks on the glass pearls.

Size: approx. 1 1/8 inch x 1 inch
Price: 15 euro
15.00 €            


Large Rhinestone AB Floral Brooch - Silver Tone - 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 to my bedroom when not being used.

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

Size : approx. 2 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches
Price: 18 euro
18.00 €            


Vintage 1950s Marcasite Floral Brooch w/Faux Pearl
A large floral brooch from the 1950s with genuine Marcasite stones set into a fancy silver tone base with a large glass pearl at the centre.

In excellent condition with all original stones present and correct. It looks is though it has hardly been worn.

Size: approx. 2 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches
Price: 20 euro
20.00 €            


Miriam Haskell Vintage Brooch w/ Three Oval Faux Pearls - 1950s
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: 78 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 montées.
78.00 €            


Vintage Bronze/Green/Turquoise Brooch - 1950s
This abstract brooch from the 1950's has olive green baquettes, and lime green and turquoise chatons, set into a bronze base.

It can be worn in many different positions due to it's abstract shape, so I've photographed it different angles.

Size: approx. 1 3/4 inches (7cm) x 2 inches (5cm)
Price: 18 euro
18.00 €            


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

Each flower has a clear crystal at the centre 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 €            


Carol Dauplaise Rococo Style Gilt Brooch - Vintage Brooches - 1970s
A large floral brooch in the Rococo style by Carol Dauplaise. Made of semi matte gold plated metal and with the signature Dauplaise on the reverse.

This brooch is highly collectible, being part of the first collection that she designed and made after working with Miriam Haskell. A perfect and exceedingly functional item to add to your vintage wardrobe.

Add to your jacket or coat, use it to keep a scarf together, decorate a hat or handbag, the possibilities are endless.

Size: approx. 2.5 inches x 2.3 inches
Price: 18 euro

Carol Dauplaise:

Carol Dauplaise worked for Miriam Haskell from 1959 until 1978, when she left to start her own jewellery company.

Her company developed three distinctive collections over the years. A collection signed Carol Dauplaise, another signed Forte' starting in 1989 and Dauplaise II, a more affordable jewellery collection presented in 1990.

18.00 €