Pinned Post: The Evolving Art of Brooches - State of the Art
One of the earliest forms of jewellery, brooches began as simple utilitarian pins to hold garments together, worn by both men and women. The evolution and elevation of the brooch into an accessory and ornament closely mirrored the sociopolitical and economic contexts of each decade. "They have been both formal and narrative, spare and ornate, made of diamonds, iron or diamonds and iron - probably every technique and material ever embraced by jewelers."