If brooches were less popular than other pieces of jewelry, they never became obsolete. Nowadays, they are making a strong come-back. Ultimate symbols of elegance, they are pinned to the outfits of the jet set and royal families around the world. Brooches are visible at weddings and in everyday life. A silver or gold vintage brooch is a fashion jewel-accessory that you can wear with different looks, from the most sophisticated and chic to the simplest. You can use vintage brooches to hold a garment, the ancestral function of the brooch, adorn a coat, a dress, a scarf...
Jewelers and designers have a great time with brooches during the 21th century. Nowadays, it is possible to find fancy antique brooches, in the shape of insects such as bees and butterflies, in the shape of flowers or leaves, bouquets of flowers, vintage rhinestone brooches with diamonds, hearts, pearls… Few jewels present so many different appearances. Vintage brooches from designers like Dior, Cartier vintage brooches or Chanel's can be true works of art. If the vintage brooches are famous for their exuberant details, there are more sober models, in particular the classic bar brooch.
Vintage Art deco brooches are frequently inspired by nature and even today, many jewelers unleash their creativity around this theme, which suits these jewels so well. Older brooches can be extremely colorful, as was the case during the Art nouveau period. A vintage brooch is an ideal jewel if you like mixtures of precious stones for multicolored jewels, cameo jewels that come back to the fore in a cyclical way, or openwork jewels. Also, if the brooches disappeared a little in the 80s-90s, we find a lot of them among the jewels of the 60s-70s.
Vintage brooches have long been purely ornamental. They have changed places on women's clothing throughout history and nowadays you can wear a vintage brooch towards the shoulder, lower towards the bodice, absolutely anywhere you want. Sometimes considered extravagant, a brooch can be pinned to an unusual outfit or be the only touch of originality in a sober look. With a vintage brooch for women, you often have more freedom than with a skin jewel.
Valuable vintage brooches are made of precious metal and stones, and/or from famous Houses. Rarity is a factor of value as well. When a vintage brooch becomes the target of collectors, prices can reach hefty amounts. If you want to sell a vintage brooch and wonder how much money it’s worth, pass by our shop in Paris, or send us a picture for a preliminary estimate. We can also appraise any antique brooch.