|Chiswick Auctions Jewellery Sale On 9th May|
|The brooch is back
‘’A brooch is its own work of art; a free-floating statue demonstrating a jeweller’s skill and the beauty of design’’, says Sarah Duncan, Head of Jewellery at Chiswick Auctions. “I was thrilled to see them come back with such enthusiasm”. Whilst necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings are all designed to adorn our bodies, a brooch is a unique object in the jewellery world, designed specifically for your clothing. Thus, it’s only fitting that top fashion houses are leading the resurgence. The brooch never really went away, it’s just now we are seeing it in a fresh, youthful light with high street fashion brands selling pins and brooches for the first time in recent memory.
London Fashion Week, the Hollywood red carpet and last weekend’s Met Gala were all awash with brooches adding extra punch to stunning ensembles. Celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Obama, Emma Stone and Olivia Palermo are frequent proponents of the trend.
Brooches are intrinsically a bit of fun. They can be elegant and dressy, professional or whimsical. They come in a wide range of materials and can be set with just about any type of gemstone. “Throughout the 20th century and much of the 19th century, brooches were a staple of women’s jewellery collections” says Duncan, “so auctions are a wonderful place to find a vintage example with unique design and craftsmanship.” A vintage brooch makes a very personal statement which can transform an outfit. Offered in the Jewellery auction taking place on Tuesday, 9th May at Chiswick Auctions are a number of good examples with estimates ranging from £250 - £300 for an early 20th-century pearl and diamond brooch through to a ruby and diamond double-clip brooch, circa 1950, offered with an estimate of £3,000 - £5,000.
Although our work blazers are already sporting them, we can’t wait for wedding season where our gowns will get an extra boost of sparkle.
Please click on http://bit.ly/2p60vsN to see the jewellery catalogue.
May 4, 2017