If brooches had their great period of glory, it is true that it has disappeared a little from our coats and jackets in recent years. And yet here they are again, the vintage brooches that are pinned on the caps, jackets, lapels of these gentlemen. Small and discreet or large and imposing, it is a jewel that offers multiple forms and asserts the character of its owner. It will be the key element of the suit of these gentlemen, finished the small pocket it is the turn of the vintage brooches to be under the spotlight. Ladies, don’t worry: you too, wheat or flower sprays, rosettes, enamelled gold and stones, all brooches can adorn your outfits and complete your adornments. What could be prettier on a winter wool coat or on the lapel of a blazer jacket? Vintage brooches bring you style, and are sure to get noticed.
Edwardian crescent moon brooch in 18-karat gold (750) with diamonds. Art Deco brooch in the shape of a crescent moon, set with 20 rose-cut diamonds in a platinum setting. This brooch probably was part of a set of convertible jewelry. Brooch made around 1920/1930.
Owl hallmark (French state hallmark for 18-karat gold)
Art Nouveau brooch Vernier in 18-karat yellow and rose gold (750 thousandths). This brooch features a gold medal depicting a profile of a woman wearing a crown of flowers, signed VE for Vernier. It is centered on a brooch, surrounded by two three-leaf clovers made of rose gold. This Art Nouveau brooch was crafted by Emile Vernier (1852-1927) around 1900 in France.
Hallmarks: Eagle’s head (French hallmarks for 18-karat gold) and the maker’s mark GE.
Antique crescent moon diamond brooch in 18-karat rose gold (750) and silver. This antique brooch shaped as a crescent moon is adorned with flowers and stars set with 15 rose-cut diamonds. The flower is positioned at the center of the piece, with diamonds set on its petals. Victorian period, circa 1880.
Hallmarks: Owl and Swan (French hallmarks for 18-karat gold).
Dimensions: 30 x 30 mm.
Estimated diamond weight: 0.07 carat.
Condition: An old soldering mark is visible beneath the pin, along with minor signs of wear.
Victorian leaf brooch in 18-karat yellow, rose and green gold. This antique brooch features a leaf motif in yellow-green gold, adorned with a fine pearl at its center. The bar brooch is crafted in rose gold. This naturalistic antique brooch dates to around 1880 in France.
Hallmarks: Partial eagle’s head (French hallmark for 18-karat gold), unreadable maker’s mark.
Turquoise and diamond brooch in 18 karat (750) gold and platinum. Antique brooch set with three turquoise cabochons linked by two platinum scrolls each set with 13 rose-cut diamonds (26 in total). Art Deco brooch, circa 1925, France.
Partially inscribed eagle head hallmark (French state hallmark for 18 karat gold) and goldsmith’s hallmark.
Dimensions: 11 x 46 mm
Estimated diamond weight: 0.20 carat
Diameter of the central turquoise: 7 mm
Note: the fastening system works
Condition: scratches from use
Art Deco pearl clip brooch in 18-karat rose and yellow gold (750). The geometric motif takes the form of an L in rose gold, flanked by two bars in different shades of yellow gold. The clip is adorned with 6 white cultured pearls, all of the same diameter, arranged at the ends of the jewel. Dating from the transitional period between Art Deco and Retro, circa 1935/1940.
Hallmarked with the eagle’s head (French state hallmark for 18 karat gold) and the jeweler’s hallmark for Laurent & Bernard (active in Paris since 1931).
Dimensions: 24 x 20 mm
Diameter of a pearl: 4 mm
Note: this jewel can be worn on the lapel of a shirt collar, a jacket collar or as head jewellery.
Condition: minor signs of wear
Eros Love brooch in 18 karat (750) yellow gold. Antique brooch decorated with openwork gold leaf depicting an antique scene with Eros leaning on a stele decorated with a flaming heart. The gold leaf is applied to a square of silk. The ring is encircled by gold and onyx. The back of the jewel opens to conceal a photograph or a lock of hair. Antique brooch, circa 1870. Sentimental jewellery, France.
Eagle head hallmark and PC goldsmith hallmark.
Diameter: 27 mm
Condition: scratches from use, tiny chip to the onyx
Antique Victorian Marianne brooch in 18 karat (750) rose gold and silver. Antique brooch decorated with an enamelled portrait Marianne (French symbol) wearing a Phrygian cap topped with a laurel wreath. The portrait is set off by a surround of rose-cut diamonds in a silver setting. Antique brooch, late Victorian period, circa 1880.
AA hallmark, owl and swan hallmarks (French State hallmarks for 18-karat gold and silver)
Retro Fern Diamond Brooch in 18-karat rose gold (750) and platinum. This brooch from the Retro period takes the form of two fern leaves, connected by a platinum band set with three brilliant-cut diamonds. An antique brooch, circa 1945, from France.
It bears the hallmark of the eagle’s head (French hallmark for 18-karat gold) and the goldsmith’s hallmark “EL.”
Art Deco diamonds line brooch in platinum 850. Bar brooch decorated with a line of twenty-threeold-cut diamonds , arranged in fall: they join in the centre on a more important diamond. The diamonds are set in grain on a platinum setting in a frame worked with a pearl frieze. Antique brooch from the Art Deco period (circa 1925/1930), French jewel.
Dog’s head hallmark and illegible and badly inscribed goldsmith’s hallmark
Dimensions : 5 mm x 77 mm
Total estimated weight of diamonds : 2.06 carats
Note : sold in its antique box. The clasp and its security works.
Condition : scratches from use
Art Deco Diamond clip in 18 karat white gold (750) and platinum. Triangular clip of lapel, decorated with 35 diamonds old size. The diamonds are arranged in geometrical lines, in the centre two flat areas of gold and platinum frame the main diamond weighing 0.10 carat. With its rectilinear geometric lines and openwork motif, this clip is in keeping with the typical trends of the Art Deco period. It is representative of the white jewellery that was fashionable at the time. Art Deco lapel clip, circa 1925.
Owl and mascaron hallmark
Dimensions : 21 mm x 25 mm
Weight : 0,10 carat
Total estimated weight of the diamonds : 1.46 carat
Condition: scratches from use Note : the fastening system works
Fox crystal Essex brooch in 18 karat yellow gold. Antique English brooch with a large round Essex crystal, carved inside with a fox’s head, on a white silvered background. The rock crystal is polished and in a closed setting, the outline of the setting is decorated with a twisted strand of gold, itself surrounded by a series of fine pearls. Early 20th century brooch, Edwardian period, probably from England.