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David Connolly's collection of fine jewelry brooches feature a romantic selection of 14K yellow, white, and rose gold designs. Our collection is the unique melding of several historic jewelry houses, including Engel Brothers, Jabel, and David Connolly. Our styles include vintage diamond, gemstone, and gold brooches, with exquisite designs ranging from simple and elegant to symbolic motifs, including hearts, wishbones, ribbons, and wreaths.
Each of our brooches are American made, designed exclusively in David Connolly’s New Jersey workshop. The round brilliant diamonds featured in our designs are all hand selected, conflict free, and Kimberly process compliant, ensuring you receive the highest quality stones. Likewise, our calibrated precious and semi-precious stones are hand selected from trusted stone merchants, guaranteeing each piece we design has superior color, cut, and clarity. Finally, each Akoya cultured pearl used in David’s designs are hand selected and matched by in-house experts, ensuring superb lustre and consistency.
In addition to our retro vintage brooches, David Connolly’s collection features many classic designs, including classic wreath brooches adorned with pearls, precious stones, and semi-precious stones. Our wreath designs vary from simple, closely set stones to ornate fleur-de-lis embellished motifs. For a brooch that is uniquely your own, you can select the style, gold color, and stones to create your own design. This approach gives you greater control over the exact styling of your fine jewelry.
Many of the gold brooches in David Connolly’s collection are adorned with a variety of richly colored stones, creating fine jewelry pieces that are made to stand out. Our precious stone offerings include emerald, ruby, sapphire, and tanzanite, while our semi-precious stone offerings include amethyst, aquamarine, blue topaz, blue zircon, citrine, garnet, opal, peridot, and rhodolite.
While many of our vintage brooches are inspired by antique design, a selection of brooches from the Engel Brothers collection has authentic vintage roots. First debuted in 1966, these designs are still in production today, making them more than 55 years old. The first vintage design in the Engel Brothers collection is the wishbone brooch, which is often set with a solitaire pearl, diamond, or precious stones. Another vintage design is the famous ruby-eyed hummingbird pin. This design was so influential that it inspired a full jewelry suite, including post earrings, dangle earrings, and pendants.
A number of our brooches fall into the symbolic jewelry category, each holding a special meaning rooted in the design. Our vintage wishbone brooch is often worn for luck, while our feather brooch represents growth, hope, and freedom. Likewise, our popular fleur-de-lis gemstone wreaths represent purity, while our heart brooches are worn to represent love. These special designs make the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones, capturing special moments in life.
In contrast to the traditional symbolism found in vintage brooch designs, a new movement is taking shape within the category of brooches—the embrace of brooches by all genders. Long gone are the days where only women wear brooches; trendsetting men are now embracing a variety of brooches and styles, wearing them as stylish lapel pins and day-to-night fine jewelry accessories. A few well-known men embracing the diamond brooch trend include Trever Noah, Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Elton John, and Michael B Jordan. Precious stone pins are also being worn by many famous male celebrities, including Timothée Chalamet, Billy Porter, and Jason Momoa.
Whether you are looking for a unique design that symbolizes a special moment in life, or a timeless style with vintage history, brooches are a renaissance piece for all to enjoy. Discover David Connolly’s collection of exceptionally crafted gold brooches and celebrate all the beauty of diamonds, precious stones, semi-precious stones, and Akoya cultured pearls with a stylish new piece or a timeless classic.