Price guide to antique and vintage platinum and opal brooches. Opal was rare and very valuable in antiquity. In Europe it was a gem prized by royalty. Until the opening of vast deposits in Australia in the 19th century the only known source was Červenica beyond the Roman frontier in Slovakia.Read More
Price guide to antique and vintage platinum and diamond brooches.
Archaeologists have discovered traces of platinum in the gold used in ancient Egyptian burials as early as 1200 BC. However, the extent of early Egyptians’ knowledge of the metal is unclear. It is quite possible they did not recognize there was platinum in their gold.Read More
A gold & diamond brooch with mechanical movement at the back. Measures approx. 2″ long. With approx 1.10 cts of high quality round diamonds. The back part of this lovely brooch …Read More
An early 20th century gold, silver and enamel brooch marked ’15ct’ and ‘SILVER’ In the form of a leaping salmon, with realistic shimmering enamel scales, boxed, length 3cm. Sold for …Read More
Merovingian gold garnet cloisonné brooch circa late 6th to early 7th Century A.D. Of disc form, composed of an outer border of stepped cells filled with shaped garnets, foils behind, …Read More