Bright as a pin

© Written by Rachael Taylor for Rapaport

No longer reserved for the dowager, brooches are once again in vogue as part of a wider trend of personalisation. So where is the next generation pinning its precious statements?

Business suits can get an eccentric feminine uplift with a brooch on the lapel or over the top shirt button. For off-duty hours, smaller brooches or pins (not necessarily matching) can tip collars or huddle in clusters on the breasts of jackets, shirts, knitwear and coats.

At the very top of the market, larger brooches remain a key component of highly desirable transformable jewellery that breaks down into smaller pieces. Once freed from designs like colliers or tiaras, brooches can be affixed to gowns, worn as pendants or even used as hair decorations…

This story was originally published in the September 2017 issue of Rapaport magazine. Continue reading for a full-sized PDF of the feature and front cover. (Main image: Oscar Heyman)

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RapMag Sept 2017 cover

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RapMag Sept 2017 Jewelry Connoisseur

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