Saturday, May 1

BROOCHES 5

Please leave a comment with your name, email & item you'd like to order! Colours may vary on computer screens, Most of these items are used jewellery. Click for larger images.

On this page you will find brooches of all sorts, my pins are on a separate page now. The differences between them are brooches are all pin-backs and mostly larger-sized.

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VINTAGE TRIFARI GOLDEN FAUX PEARL GRAPES LEAF BROOCH
Price: S$45.00 (US$37.50)
Size: 57 x 39mm
Signed 'TRIFARI ©'. Very good - excellent condition, slight scuffs on the faux pearls and minor nicks on the metal. Very pretty piece with textured leaves and Trifari's signature gold plating technique that gives it a nice matte glow. 1960s.

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VINTAGE JJ RHINESTONE CRESCENT GOLDTONE BROOCH
Price: S$45.00 (US$37.50)
Size: 50 x 35mm
Signed '© J.J.' (Jonette Jewelry Co., Rhode Island USA). Excellent condition, minor aging on the rhinestones. Unique puffy crescent shape with textured gold-plating and mixed colour rhinestones. 1960s-70s.

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VINTAGE BSK GOLDEN WHEAT BROOCH
Price: S$35.00 (US$29.17)

Size: 64 x 39mm
Signed '© BSK'. Very good condition, normal aging, pin-back is slightly bent. The gold-plating is a deep golden (almost orangey), slight wear on the polished surface. This is a dimensional brooch with textured leaves and detailed wheat. It is large and weighs rather heavy. 1950s-60s.

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VINTAGE BRASS BLACK FLORETTES FAUX PEARL WREATH RING BROOCH
Price: S$25.00 (US$20.83)

Size: 40mm
Good condition for its age, normal aging with deep patina on the brass. There are some scratches on the faux pearl, with one chip on the coat on one of it. The black paintwork has chipped off on some of the flowers. This brooch appears to be artisan made, it has a very raw feel as the wirework is hand-wrought. The clear rhinestones have slight aging. The clasp has lost its swivel but this works as a C-clasp pin as it is lightweight. 1940s.

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VINTAGE ANTQ-GOLD MIXED RHINESTONE SEMI-CIRCLE SMALL BROOCH
Price: S$25.00 (US$20.83)

Size: 25 x 23mm
Very good condition with normal minor aging. Mixed colour rhinestones with little faux pearl accents. Antique-goldtone plating, small brooch. 1950s.

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VINTAGE 1940s RHINESTONE PAVÉ BOWLING FIGURE BROOCH
Price: S$45.00 (US$37.50)

Size: 48 x 42mm
Very good condition for its age, the faux pearl is replaced, it is vintage as well but has nicks on the sides, a few of the clear rhinestones are replaced with vintage rhinestones. Some of the glue has shown aging (slight yellowing) like around the crystal baguette rhinestones. Rhodium-plating has normal scuffs. About 1940s.

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VINTAGE SHOOTING STAR RHINESTONE PAVÉ BROOCH
Price: S$30.00 (US$25.00)

Size: 66 x 34mm
Good condition, slight aging on the plating and rhinestones (shows a bit of dulling), some of the glue residue has aged slightly yellow. Probably 1960s-70s.

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VINTAGE 1930s ART DECO CLEAR RHINESTONE OPENWORK RING BROOCH
Price: S$38.00 (US$31.67)

Size: 35mm
Good condition, normal aging for its age, slight wear on the metal with some dark areas, base is likely potmetal. The clear rhinestones have aged, these appear to be glass paste stones with some clouding, consistent for the era, a few are replaced with similar stones. Old-fashioned C-clasp, the pin-back is a little bent. 1920s-30s.

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VINTAGE 1940s CLEAR PASTE RHINESTONE SPRAY BROOCH
Price: S$30.00 (US$25.00)

Size: 51 x 41mm
Fine condition, mostly due to the shiny plating worn off revealing the base metal (the matte greyish potmetal) this is normal for this material. There is aging glue visible from the top but nothing too serious. The stones have aged too, these appear to be glass paste stones, a few are replaced with similar stones. The design is flat, a few of the round stubs are part of the metal, cut to reflect light, possibly to save on the cost of production while maintaining aesthetics. 1930s-40s.

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VINTAGE ANTQ-GOLDTONE MIX RHINESTONE AQUA LEAF BROOCH
Price: S$40.00 (US$33.33) nett


Size: 54 x 36mm
Good condition, though there are some scuffs on the faux pearls, three of them have chipped coats. The other better condition three faux pearls are replacements. One of the aqua rhinestone is replaced, pin-back is slightly bent. This design consists of antiqued-goldtone with mixed materials, the green leaves are made of plastic. The back of the brooch is textured as well, this is likely a designer piece but it is not signed, could be an unsigned Hollycraft. 1960s.

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VINTAGE CLEAR RHINESTONE ATOMIC SPOKES BROOCH
Price: S$20.00 (US$16.67)

Size: 28mm
Good condition, the top layer of rhinestones are alright, but the bottom layer's rhinestones have darkened from age. The metal plating has some age spots, still a really nice piece. 1950s.

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VINTAGE BLUE-WHITE ENAMEL HIGH HEEL BROOCH
Price: S$9.00 (US$7.50)

Size: 21 x 22mm
Good condition, some scuffs on the enamelling, slight aging on the rhinestones. This is a small brooch. 1960s-70s.

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VINTAGE DARK BLUE ENAMEL ON COPPER BUTTERFLY BOOCH
Price: S$9.00 (US$7.50)

Size: 44 x 31mm
Good condition, enamel on copper, the edges are not covered with enamel and some parts of the copper is peeking out. This is probably an artisan piece. 1950s-60s.

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RETRO RIBBON BOW KEY TO MY HEART BROOCH
Price: S$9.00 (US$7.50)

Size: 31 x 41mm
Good condition, there is some wear and scuffs on the front, these occur mostly on the edges of the ribbon.

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VINTAGE MOUSE LONG TAIL SMALL BROOCH PIN
Price: S$10.00 (US$8.33) nett

Size: 42 x 13mm
Good condition with aging to the goldtone, Little mouse with a long moveable tail, it has two clear rhinestones for eyes. 1950s.

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RETRO CARVED STYLE BUNNY BROOCH
Price: S$8.00 (US$6.67)

Size: 55 x 25mm
Good condition, slight aging, the brooch appears to be made of plaster/clay. It looks a lot like wood though but weighs heavier than how wood would. It has a paintwork that makes it look like carved aged wood.


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VINTAGE SARAH COVENTRY 'MOONGLOW' SMALL BROOCH
Price: S$12.00 (US$10.00)

Size: 24mm
Not marked but is listed as being Sarah Cov in catalogs. Good condition, aging on the goldtone and please note the rhinestones have aging too (clouding), normal wear. The centerpiece is a white moonglow lucite with a clear rhinestone in the middle. Stacked small design. Early 1950s.

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RETRO FAUX PEARL GOLDTONE THREE POINT BROOCH
Price: S$10.00 (US$8.33)

Size: 42 x 40mm
Fine - good condition, a few scuff marks on the plastic faux pearl, the edges of the spoked design has some wear off the plating. One small dark chip on the front (see 2nd photo). The actual colour of the gold-plating is more vibrant in person.

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VINTAGE FLOATING BLACK CAMEO GOLDTONE BROOCH
Price: S$35.00 (US$29.17)

Size: 37 x 31mm
Good condition, has some aging on the gold-plating (dull spots) and cameo (stripe-ing) but overall still nice and sturdy piece. Pretty 'floating' design of a lady profile made of opaque black glass and fine wireworked border. About 1960s.

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VINTAGE TORTOISE-SHELL STYLE GLASS CAMEO PLAIN BROOCH
Price: S$20.00 (US$16.67)


Size: 40 x 30mm
Good condition, the back has some dings and scratches, the lady has a nick across her chin area. This is made of glass, the lady profile is matte while the base is shiny with a tortoise-shell effect. The gold-plating is a rosegoldtone. About 1960s.

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RETRO BLACK WHITE PLASTIC CAMEO OVAL BROOCH
Price: S$5.00 (US$4.16)

Size: 29 x 22mm
Good condition with some aging and slight scuff marks. Lightweight small plastic brooch. 1970s-80s.

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VINTAGE CORO GOLDTONE IVY LEAF WREATH BROOCH
Price: S$22.00 (US$18.33)

Size: 55mm
Signed 'Coro' faintly. Good condition with aging, there are 2 small dark spots on the back where slight chipping has occurred, slight dark rub-offs on the front (could be from age too). The plating is a yellow goldtone with hatched texture. 1950s-60s.

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VINTAGE SILVERTONE RIBBED DOUBLE LEAF BROOCH
Price: S$22.00 (US$18.33)

Size: 51 x 42mm
Good condition, please note there are some uneven spots occurring on the back plating though. The front has some dulling in the grooves from age. Shiny silvertone, rhodium-plated; this brooch weighs heavy for its size. 1950s.

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VINTAGE 1960 SARAH COVENTRY SILVERY MAPLE BROOCH
Price: S$22.00 (US$18.33)

Size: 52 x 55mm
Signed '© SARAH COV', very good condition, normal minor aging. This is a medium-large lightweight, silvertone leaf with cut-out effects. Entitled 'Silvery Maple' from 1960.

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VINTAGE GOLDTONE MATTE GOLD TEXTURED FEATHER BROOCH
Price: S$22.00 (US$18.33)

Size: 86 x 30mm
Good condition, some wear on the edges on the front, there is a small nick to the metal on the back. The front is textured with a semi-matte finishing, large sized. 1960s.

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VINTAGE FAUX PEARL GRAPES CLEAR RHINESTONES BROOCH
Price: S$10.00 (US$8.33)

Size: 50 x 37mm
Fine condition, scratches on the faux pearls and aging glue. There is also a purplish oxidation occurring on the metal as well as wear on the front and back revealing a silvertone. There are clear rhinestones embedded on the leaves. 1960s.

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VINTAGE TURQUOISE PINWHEEL SWIRL BROOCH (altered)
Price: S$22.00 (US$18.33)

Size: 61mm
Signed '©SARAH COV' Very good condition, minor aging. The center turquoise is a replacement by its previous owner, the original was a black glass cabochon and entitled 'Mystic Swirl'. This is a rather large heavy brooch from the 1960s.

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RETRO SIDE FLYING BUTTERFLY GOLDTONE BROOCH
Price: S$15.00 (US$12.50)

Size: 60 x 30mm
Good condition, minor aging. Heavy brooch, slight wear on the plating on the topmost front. 1970s-80s.

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VINTAGE 1920s ART DECO STERLING SILVER MARCASITE V SMALL PIN
Price: S$45.00 (US$37.50)

Size: 16 x 15mm
Marked 'STERLING'. Very good condition, normal patina and aging. Small initial brooch from the 1920s-30s.

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VINTAGE SILVERTONE RHINESTONE OPENWORK CROWN BROOCH
Price: S$20.00 (US$16.67)


Size: 27 x 32mm
Good condition with aging, the clear rhinestones have turned somewhat cloudy. The front of the crown has some worn off plating and a chip on the top revealing a dark base. 1950s-60s.

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RETRO RIBBED TWIN FIN BROOCH
Price: S$15.00 (US$12.50)

Size: abt 69 x 20mm
Very good condition, normal minor aging to the goldtone. Lightweight stamped brooch with gold-plating.

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RETRO MIXED COLOUR SHAPE MATTE GOLDTONE BROOCH
Price: S$20.00 (US$16.67) nett

Size: 70 x 60mm
Good condition, there are some scuffs on the plastic cabochons though. Plating and hardware alright. Large sized brooch, weighs on the heavy side, it is matte goldtone. 1980s-1990s.

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VINTAGE BENEDIKT MALTESE CROSS QUARTZ SEPIA GLASS BROOCH
Price: S$80.00 (US$66.67)


Size: 54mm
Signed 'BENEDIKT N.Y©'. Good - very good condition, slight wear on the back plating and edges, and minor aging. There are minor scuffs on the glass. Large and heavy brooch, the center of the star appears to be some sort of stone quartz. The brown pieces are glass domes, open-backed. 1960s. Howard Benedick, based in New York (operated 1955-1973) produced high end costume jewellery, his signature pieces are elaborate maltese crosses.

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VINTAGE MODERNIST PALETTE COPPER ENAMEL SMALL BROOCH
Price: S$15.00 (US$12.50)

Size: 24 x 18mm
Good condition, lots of aging though, the back pinback appears to be cemented back on some time ago. This is a tiny brooch with enamelled front on copper. 1950s-60s.

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VINTAGE SARAH COVENTRY SUMMER MAGIC BROOCH
Price: S$35.00 (US$29.17) nett

Size: 66 x 66mm
Signed '©SARAH COV'. Very good condition, very minor normal chips on the enameled white edges of the petals, no major chips. A few spots of wear on the silvertone plating revealing a grey metal base, this is not obvious and occurs on the stalk's tip and a little on the back. Pretty large flower with a stacked design and textured leaves. 1960s.

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VINTAGE CORO GOLDTONE GLITTERY BLOOMING FLOWER BROOCH
Price: S$30.00 (US$25.00) nett


Size: 74mm
Signed 'Coro' in script. Fine - good condition, mostly due to some chips on the plating, revealing a copper base, they are on the tips of the petals, back and inner rim (please see photos). The construction is still sturdy, eye-catching piece. This is a very large, dimensional design with a matte yellow gold plating, and golden glitter on some of the petals. 1960s.

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VINTAGE AB RHINESTONE TRIPLET PETALS GOLDTONE FLOWER BROOCH
Price: S$45.00 (US$37.50)


Size: abt 55mm
Very good condition, slight normal aging on the plating at the back (slight dull spots). Highly reflective surface with a tinge of rose-gold colour. This is a very dimensional, stacked petals, chunky brooch. The pin-back slightly jiggles from the rivet but is not a problem. There is a single large ab-rhinestone set in the center. 1960s.

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VINTAGE LARGE THREE-DIMENSIONAL CORSAGE PINK ROSE BROOCH
Price: S$45.00 (US$37.50) nett


Size: 56 x 85mm
Very good condition, normal aging, some flaking of the green paintwork on the underside. The brooch is very three-dimensional, large-sized almost like a corsage. It is made plastic, in layers, possibly celluloid, acetate or some form of old plastic. There appears to be some touch-ups on the flower itself, the silver glitter edges and the tops of the pink petals may have been added later. I am guessing this as the underside petals seem to have a more original paintwork similar to how the leaves are. Wonderful statement piece, possibly around 1950s. Will ship in a box for safety.

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VINTAGE LARGE LATTICE FLOWER BOUQUET BROOCH
Price: S$35.00 (US$29.17)

Size: 80 x 58mm
Fine condition, due to wear on the plating, revealing a silvertone base, however the construction is very sturdy and well crafted. Brooch weighs heavy from the large size and metal. Normal aging expected, this is an older piece from the 1930s-40s.

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VINTAGE 1930s PINK RHINESTONES WIREWORK BOUQUET LEAF BROOCH
Price: S$20.00 (US$16.67)

Size: 76 x 32mm
Fine - average condition for its age, wear on the plating, I can't tell if it was originally silvertone with a golden tarnish now, or that it used to have a pale gold wash but has worn off most of it on the front to reveal a silvertone... Some scuffs on the polished surface. Lots of aging too, the metal and pin has darkened. Appears to be pink & clear paste glass rhinestones. Flat wire-work style from about 1930s.

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VINTAGE BLUE & BROWN DAISY CLUSTER PLASTIC BROOCH
Price: S$30.00

Size: 51 x 29mm
Very good - excellent condition, with normal minor aging. Made of plastic, this cluster of sweet daisies are powder-blue color with brown accents. About 1940s.

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VINTAGE SPANISH DAMASCENE BIRDS IN FLIGHT OVAL BROOCH
Price: S$48.00 (US$40.00)

Size: 45 x 33mm
Excellent condition, minor aging to goldtone. Intricate damascene brooch from Spain with Renaissance inspired pair of birds in flight and ivy accents. The goldtone is matte with black detailings. Old fashioned trombone clasp. About 1960s.

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VINTAGE INVERSE-CARVED LUCITE RED FLOWER BROOCH
Price: S$20.00 (US$16.67)

Size: 30 x 23mm
Fine-good condition, normal scratches expected on the surface, aging on the white background, there are brown spots towards the right; one at the edge and another is seeping within. The pin-back has also rusted some. Inverse-carved lucite plastic, the flower looks like it is floating within. 1950s.

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VINTAGE GERI STERLING SILVER TOPAZ-CLR JEWEL HEART BROOCH
Price: S$45.00 (US$37.50)


Size: 27 x 31mm
Signed 'Geri STER.' Excellent condition. Rhodium-plated over sterling silver, the center has a pretty topaz coloured glass rhinestone prong-set. Age unknown, but possibly 1970s.

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VINTAGE GERI 14K GOLD-FILL GREEN GEMSTONE BROOCH
Price: S$40.00 (US$33.33)

Size: 47 x 22mm
Signed 'Geri 14KT GF'. Excellent condition, though there is just a slight darkening on a few areas on the gold-fill. The center is set with a green gemstone. Age unknown, probably 1970s.

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VINTAGE TOPAZ & CLEAR RHINESTONE SPRAY RIBBON BROOCH
Price: S$20.00 (US$16.67)

Size: 43 x 46mm
Fine condition, rhinestones have aged, the clear ones have turned somewhat cloudy, a couple of the topaz orange rhinestones appear to be replaced with crystal ones, with the exception of three; which are a lighter orange paste (glass) stones. The back plating has some wear revealing a silvertone. About 1940s-50s.

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VINTAGE 1940s AQUA BAGUETTE RHINESTONE COIL DRAPE BROOCH
Price: S$55.00 (US$45.83)


Size: 68 x 40mm
Very good condition for its age, normal aging with dulling on the goldtone. Remnants of art deco influences. Stylised brooch with coiled accents and aqua baguettes with clear rhinestones. 1940s.

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VINTAGE BLACK ENAMEL PINK RHINESTONE MARQUISE BROOCH
Price: S$48.00 (US$40.00)

Size: 51 x 46mm
Excellent condition, did not notice any chips. Beautiful large piece with shimmer glass and rose pink rhinestones. 1960s.

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