A brooch is a decorative jewellery item designed to be attached to garments, often to fasten them together. It is usually made of metal, often silver or gold or some other material. Brooches are frequently decorated with enamel or with gemstones and may be solely for ornament or serve a practical function as a clothes fastener.
Brooches are a classic accessory, worn for centuries. Today they are regarded as items of adornment. But brooches were originally functional items, intended to secure pieces of cloth to the wearer. The oldest brooches date back to the Bronze Age, made with thorns and flint and later with metal.
A brooch is a decorative pin. These words sound exactly the same! They rhyme with “coach.” Both come from a word root meaning “something pointy,” but the spelling brooch branched off as a word for the piece of jewellery.
For spring/summer 2021, a season that will undoubtedly be defined by many variations on post-pandemic revenge dressing, brooches are enjoying a revival. And, most importantly, they are shedding their reputations as being reserved for women of a certain age
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