Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Brooches - a little trivia.

This brooch is not very old, probably from the 1980's to 1990's, but it has lots of charm and adds a dash of style to any outfit. It looks gorgeous on a white fabric but would look amazing on black.

The earliest known brooches are from the Bronze Age. As fashions in brooches changed rather quickly, they are important chronological indicators. 

From the eighteenth century through the Victorian era it was fashionable to incorporate hair and portraiture into a brooch. The practice began as an expression of mourning, then expanded to keepsakes of loved ones who were living. A very nice idea I think. 


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