The brooch is back — again — with a bold bang. And, trust us when we say that these are not your granny’s brooches! But on the off chance they are, beg her to borrow one STAT, because this spring’s pins are serious power players that are adding a daring dash of style on both women and men. Fromthe cluster of vintage diamond brooches on Rihanna’s custom Loewe red jumpsuit at the Superbowl to a bevy of best-dressed men at the Oscars who wore them on their lapels — including Oscar winners Ke Huy Quan and Michael B. Jordan — brooches are the surprising new accessory to covet.
Spring’s pins are anything but prim, and make a refreshingly personal and timeless gift to a special someone, or yourself. Wear it to express a mood, channel your spirit animal or just because. More than a style statement, we also love the idea of brooch as a statement — and for this we take our cue from one of the most celebrated brooch wearers of our time (apart from Queen Elizabeth): former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. She deftly used her brooches as a power message to convey foreign policy tone — from warm welcomes to warnings, depending on her audience. So famous are her brooches that they have their own exhibit titled: Read My Pins.
The modernity of the brooch can come from the pin itself or how you choose to wear it — whether you’re donning one statement maker or an artfully curated cluster on this season’s de rigueur tweed blazer. Other unexpected options we love: Add a brooch to the crisp collar of a shirt or use one to fasten the side of a dress. And, speaking, of grandma: If you have a family heirloom, absolutely add it to the mix! As with all things style, attitude is the secret sauce.
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CHANEL FINE JEWELRY
N°5 SIGNATURE BOTTLE DIAMONDS BROOCH
18K white gold encrusted with 175 brilliant cut diamonds
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