The Pillar of Protection

Statement brooches are quickly becoming one of the most fashionable accessories at the moment. With events such as the Met Gala, where celebrities are adorned with the brightest jewels in the world, many opt to have a statement brooch as part of their outfit. 

Lot 4 in the 5th June Jewellery Auction is a diamond, ruby, pearl, and onyx brooch of Art Deco style in the form of a pillar. The contrast of rubies against the monochrome background transforms this brooch into bold statement piece. Many people opt to wear beautiful items which also have a personal symbolic meaning. This design of this brooch is synonymous with protection – the pillar itself symbolising stability. It is said that mother of pearl is used to protect against stress, and onyx is traditionally associated with courage. Wearing this brooch at any event is sure to make you keep your cool and make you feel like the most confident person in the room.


Estimated at £1200 - £1800, this is a small price to pay for the exquisite craftsmanship and beauty of the brooch. Why not come along and try this on in person? Viewing commences at 12pm on the 3rd of June. 


To view the Jewellery catalogue click here >>

Amy Cameron


McTear’s sells more jewellery than any other traditional auction house in the dedicated jewellery auctions that take place twice monthly, run concurrently live online on a platform that attracts six million visitors annually from over 120 countries worldwide.

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