We've just read an article about the revival of 'the brooch'. We didn't know it had ever left. But it seems that it's the biggest thing on the runways this season and every designer is touting this 'versatile' jewel. Here's one they'd all love. It's big and fabulous, an original from the Art Deco era when brooches were the grand accessory. This flower brooch is made of sterling silver with curling leaves, a large amber rhinestone center and sprawling pistils with color-tipped gemstones growing out at the bottom.
The brooch measures 2 1/2 inches across by 2 3/8 inches high. The back has a secure rollover clasp. It's marked STERLING. It weighs 23.3 grams. We've left it unpolished as some collectors prefer the original aged patina. It's in excellent vintage condition.
This is a beautiful piece...pinned to a tailored jacket, a handbag, in the center of a plunging neckline. It becomes the focal point of any ensemble.
Many of the designers' newly-made brooches cost hundreds of dollars. We kind of like the old originals that inspired the newbies.
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