According to leading fashion magazines, one jewelry trend that kept popping up on the catwalks at the various fashion weeks this year was an unexpected one–the brooch. From Alexander McQueen to Chanel to Louis Vuitton, the brooch made appearances at the biggest fashion shows for Fall/Winter 2018. That’s right, no longer reserved for ladies of a certain age, the brooch is back as a must-have accessory for fashionable women of any age. With a host of materials, sizes, and shapes to choose from, a fine brooch is an easy way to personalize your look. Pin one on your sweater to liven it up, add one to your coat for a luxurious touch, or even wear on on your headscarf to keep it in place and to add a flash of sparkle to your face. What’s more, with fall and winter just over the horizon, it’s a stylish way to keep capes, ponchos, and shawls securely on your body. Practical and beautiful–the perfect jewelry trend to get on board with. Here are some of our favorite fine brooches to wear right now.
From butterflies to dragonflies, insect brooches are a whimsical way to wear a jewelry pin. Take for instance this colorful 18k Yellow Gold Dragonfly Brooch with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and enamel wings–simply stunning. Or, for a more neutral color scheme, there’s the chic 18k White Gold Firefly Brooch embellished with white and black diamonds.
If you prefer a warmer toned gold, there’s the 18k Rose Gold Insect Brooch with sparkling wings with diamonds and rubies for eyes. Finally, for a classic insect pin, there’s the 14k Yellow Gold Butterfly Brooch with captivating red eyes.
Since brooches have been a part of jewelry styles for centuries, there are plenty of different types of vintage-inspired brooches to choose from. For instance, the hard stone Cameo style brooch–such as this Antique 14k Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch–is often depicting a person or scene is heavily associated with Queen Victoria. After the Victorian era came the Edwardian era spanning the first decade of the 1900s, which heavily influenced style, fashion, and jewelry. This delicate Antique 14k Gold and Diamond Edwardian Flowers and Stars Pin comes straight out of that era, circa 1910.
The Art Deco period began in the mid-1920s and a flurry of beautifully designed objects was produced during this era, including stunning jewelry. This Art Deco Style Platinum, Diamond, and Sapphire Brooch is a fantastic example of what was in vogue during that period. For something truly spectacular, feast your eyes on this GIA Certified 18k Gold Kutchinsky Diamond Bow Pin. At the heart of the piece is a large pear-cut 7.57-carat natural fancy dark brown/greenish yellow diamond, framed with over 5 carats of diamond pavé, and topped with a 1.23-carat diamond. Hanging at 47mm, this is one incredible statement jewelry piece to add to your collection.
When it comes to fine jewelry, you can never go wrong with the classic pairing of white metal with white diamonds. And here at Gray & Sons, we have plenty of diamond brooches to choose from. There’s the playful Tiffany & Co Platinum and Diamond Crab Pin with 0.86-carats of diamonds. If flora is more your style, then we also have the 14k White Gold and Diamond Flower Brooch with 3 carats of diamonds.
Alternatively, we also have the Platinum and Diamond Brooch with over 5 carats of diamonds, including both baguette-cut diamonds and round-cut diamonds. And finally, there’s the amazing GIA Certified Frosted Platinum Diamond Pin, which has a stunning mix of round-cut, pear-cut and baguette-cut diamonds totaling over 20 carats of diamonds.
If you’re looking to pick up a piece of fine jewelry that’s on-trend, then consider a gorgeous brooch to add a unique spin to your wardrobe this season.