By Danielle Olivia Tefft, Jewelry Writer
The weather outside is frightful! All around is snow, snow and more snow. Before you grab your winter coat, don't forget to dress it up with a vintage brooch before you head out into the chilly air. In this article, I've decided to show you some of my favorite brooches for inspiration. The following large beauties are all an inch and a half long or longer! They are the perfect size for your coat.
This first brooch is actually an antique (over 100 years old). This stunning Victorian keepsake was made circa 1890. It looks like it is done in a snowflake or cross pattern to me. It features a typical Victorian c-clasp:
Here are some spectacular pieces of vintage ice from the 1930s. Some of the rhinestones have yellowed over time, but these brooches are still gorgeous:
Here are some colorful brooches from the 1950s and 1960s:
Finally, here are some sentimental brooches from many eras that are just perfect for the holidays:
Aren't these antique and vintage beauties inspiring? I love to wear old brooches like these on my winter coats. If you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed writing it, be sure to subscribe to this blog so you don't miss a single article the wonderful world of antique and vintage jewelry! From time to time, I also cover fashion and style tips for enjoying your jewelry more.
Danielle Olivia Tefft is a professional writer with a lifelong passion for gems, jewelry and fashion. She is a GIA accredited jewelry professional and the owner of online antique and vintage jewelry shop, Treasure Box Antiques. Current projects include ghostwriting jewelry and fashion blogs for clients worldwide. When she is not writing, she spends time in the garden, spoiling her cats and traveling with her fiancé. Would you like to hire her? Visit her website danielleoliviatefftwrites.com for clips, terms and more information.
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