The History and Revival of Brooches
Known and loved for their versatile, decorative and functional features for centuries, brooches have celebrated a big comeback in recent years.
Nowadays mainly worn as adornments and as jewels and decorations on scarves, hats or blouses; brooches date back to the bronze age and have long served their sole functional role; to secure and close garments.
This all changed in the Byzantine era, when brooches were first set with gemstones and pearls.
This versatile jewel’s revival in recent years did not go unnoticed by estate jewellery enthusiasts – and antique brooches set with diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls are more popular than ever.
On the rise during important social events and omnipresent on red carpets, women such as Kate Middleton, Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie wear antique brooches as statement jewels pinned on collars, dresses or as hair accessory.
Take a look at our favourite vintage brooch styles: