Here is a selection of diggers brooches – if you have images that you’d like to add, we’d love to hear from you so we can build a collection!
Hallmarked 15ct S.B
Marked 15ct Goldsmiths Hall Co. (Brisbane)
Marked Piaggio (Perth)
Marked 9ct – probably south African
This brooch is likely to be a US Californian brooch or most likely Canadian (typical of Klondike, Yukon style) – it may be a commemorative brooch.
This quaint brooch is very unusual as it has a sluice box motif. It is difficult to know if the pick is broken or maybe a one-sided pick. You can see the similarities with the style above so again this is likely to be a US/Canadian brooch.