Antique Brooches and Pins

A vintage costume brooch or jewelry pin can say a lot about a woman. If her coat has been decorated with a bright and colorful Bakelite brooch pendant, she is signaling her love and affection for the 1900's style. If she is wearing a rhinestone Christmas pin, she may be communicating her fondness for the wonderful holiday Christmas season, and if she is wearing a customized floral pin covered with emeralds, sapphires, and rubies, the message might be that she is elegant.

 Era of Brooches and Pins

From the 1800s, the Georgian era and the Victorian era are quite famous when it comes to antique brooches and pins. The antiques of the Victorian and Georgian era are brilliant for collectors and those who have an interest with the past. The Georgian pins are usually small, and can be worn on light fabrics including lace and cotton, whereas the Victorian pins are bolder and bigger and best for heavier fabrics. 

The era of Edwardian was an era of magnificent brooch and pins which were generally lighter than the Victorian ones. The original Art deco brooches from the 1930s to the 1980s are all wonderful.  They are creative and come in a wide variety of materials and designs.

  Popular Brooch And Pin Selling Companies

Tiffany and Co. is a famous jeweler and speciality retailer and it's merchandise offers an extensive selection of jewelry together with sterling silver and gold brooches adorned with gems, timepieces, and other accessories. One of their  specialities is the production of decadent brooch and women’s jewelry pins.

Van Cleef and Arpels is a famous French watch, perfume and a jewelry company founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef. He and his brother are known for their expertise in various precious intricate and stones, that often feature animals, flowers and fairies. Several style icons such as Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Duchess of Windsor have worn their brooch and pins.

Cartier is famous for it's wristwatches and jewelry, including some famous designs such as the Panthère brooch made for Wallis Simpson in the 1940s.