VINTAGE & ANTIQUE BROOCHES AT NICHOLSONS JEWELLERS
Never under-estimate the value of good vintage brooch or antique victorian pin in your jewellery collection and with our choice of brooches, which available to buy both online and instore, we make it a pleasure to buy. Antique brooches add a touch of elegance to any outfit. Choose from an antique Art Deco diamond brooch for special occasions or opt for a classic Victorian or Edwardian crescent, butterfly or bar brooch. For some retro fabulousness select a vintage 1950’s brooch.
Never under-estimate the value of good vintage brooch or antique victorian pin in your jewellery collection and with our choice of brooches, which available to buy both online and instore, we make it a pleasure to buy.
The question of how to wear a vintage brooch is one we hear regularly, but they can be worn in many ways and not just as a lapel pin. Ring the changes and wear a brooch secure a vintage silk scarf, or add a chain or ribbon through and wear as a unique style pendant.
The choice of brooches for sale is immense from silver to old gold and platinum. Silver brooches from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, often with a sentimental theme or embossed with names from those eras and which may be popular babies' names today are highly collectible. We also have Scottish booches for sale from time-to-time many featuring Cairngorm quartz patterns.
Gold brooches hallmarked in the UK assay offices as 9ct, 15ct or 18ct gold with those from the Victorian era especially being highly decorative and set with diamonds, pearls or, additionally, sapphires, rubies or emeralds.
Mourning brooches created traditionally in dark-coloured gemstones such as onyx or banded agate are further decorated with pearls. The defining feature, of course, is the crystal locket on the reverse for the lock of hair. Many examples are also enamelled in black (or white for the death of a younger person). Many mourning brooches are fancy gold frames holding two pieces of crystal between which there is hair arranged in the Prince of Wales Feathers design.