25 October 2012

Oodles of Colorful Brooches

Art Nouveau butterfly woman brooch made with plique-a-jour enamel, diamonds, gold and a pearl, by Gaston Lafitte, France, circa 1900.

Cabochon ruby, diamond and oriental pearl brooch.

Coral, onyx and diamond ear clips and brooch set, by Bulgari, 1970's.

A diamond Maltese cross pendant brooch, circa 1830.

Gold and aquamarine pendant brooch, circa 1840.

Gold, diamond and coral strawberry brooch by Donald Claflin for Tiffany & Co., circa 1970.

A gold and diamond stylized leafy brooch by Gubelin.

A ruby and diamond strawberry brooch by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., France.

A gold and diamond starburst brooch by Cartier, France, circa 1940.

A gold, platinum, diamond and amethyst brooch by Tiffany & Co., circa 1900.

David Webb brooches in the forms of peas, a tomato, and a bug on a slice of probably cantaloupe.

A gold starburst brooch by David Webb.

Diamond and turquoise brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels, New York.

Onyx and diamond clip brooches.

A late 19th century pearl brooch.

Platinum, diamond and pearl "temple" brooch by Cartier, circa 1925.

Platinum, heart-shaped amethyst and turquoise and diamond flower brooch by Verdura, circa 1949.

Platinum, diamond and orange topaz pendant brooch.

Rock crystal, gold, aquamarine, sapphire and diamond mermaid brooch by Verdura, circa 1945.

A unique diamond, ruby, emerald and diamond brooch.

Turquoise and diamond pendant brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels.

A carved amethyst, diamond and violet sapphire brooch by Meister.