By Danielle Olivia Tefft, jewelry writer
This lovely Betta Siamese Fighting fish pin is from the 1980s or 1990s. It has bright aurora borealis rhinestones, pale glitter-green enamel and orange enamel stripes extending to the tips of its full flowing tail and fin. Its scales are covered with glitter-green enamel. It is approx. 1 ½ inches wide and 2 inches tall.
This adorable pewter-tone metal koi fish pin is probably from the 1980s or earlier. It is 2 ¾ inches long and 1 and 5/8 inches wide at the
This lovely vintage pink enamel gold-tone goldfish brooch pin with simulated pearl eye is probably from the 1970s or 1980s. It is a fancy goldfish with full flowing tail and upper fins. It has a small simulated pearl eye.
This attractive angelfish pin brooch is probably from the 1980s. It has simple, modernist lines that make it sophisticated but fun. It measures 2 inches long and 1 ½ inches tall.
This fabulous signed Pell aurora borealis rhinestone fish brooch pin is from the 1950s. Not only does it feature the usual round rhinestones with aurora borealis treatment, it has baguette shaped aurora borealis rhinestones as well! These gorgeous and unusual baguettes run along both fins and down the fish’s back. It has a small red rhinestone for its eye.
This lovely vintage Sarah Coventry Tropicana fish pin brooch measures 1 ¾ inches long and 1 ½ inches tall. He has a lovely light gold-tone finish and a gorgeous, faceted purple/green iridescent belly glass stone. It can look mostly green or mostly purple with flashes of fire in it, depending on how the light shines on it.
This sweet vintage gold-tone angelfish pin brooch is probably from the 1960s or 1970s. It is highly detailed with textured scales and textured full flowing tail and fins. It has a bright red, faceted rhinestone for its eye. It is approximately 1 7/8 inches wide and 1 inch tall.
This lovely enamel and rhinestone fish pin brooch is probably from the 1980s or 1990s. It has alternating bright white rhinestones and vivid red, green and blue enamel stripes extending to the tips of its full flowing tail. It has a bright green, faceted rhinestone for its eye. It is approximately 1 ¼ inches wide and 2 and 1/8 inches tall.
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Danielle Olivia Tefft is a professional writer with a lifelong passion for gems, jewelry and fashion. She is a GIA accredited jewelry professional and the owner of online antique and vintage jewelry shop, Treasure Box Antiques. Current projects include ghostwriting jewelry and fashion blogs for clients worldwide. When she is not writing, she spends time in the garden, spoiling her cats and traveling with her fiancé. Would you like to hire her to write for you? Visit her website danielleoliviatefftwrites.com for clips, terms and more information.
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