HISTORY OF BROOCHES
HISTORY OF BROOCHES
PUBLISHED ON || APRIL 1, 2022
Brooches have stood the test of classy, elegant and timeless style over centuries because of their versatility. They can be made from any gem, stone and adornment and can be worked on any piece of clothing or accessories. Brooches are classy, fun, fabulous, elegant versatile accessories worn in several cultures around the world.
WHERE AND HOW TO WEAR
They can be attached to hats, scarves, sweaters, jacket, handbags, and more, and they can be decorated with just about any material.
You probably know that brooches have been popular for long time( you may have seen your grand-mother or great-grand-mother wear them, but did you know their origin stretch back as far as the Bronze age? Read on to learn more about this classy piece of jewelry that are still popular today!
THIRD CENTURY B.C.
Ancient people began using metal pins (shaped somewhat like the modern safety pins) called fibulae to hold their clothing together. The metal fibula (singular fibula) replaced earlier bone clasps, and they were often ornately decorated and communicated qualities about the wearer, such as identity and ethnicity. Fibulae were used by Romans, Greeks, Celts, and other European people.
As more methods were invented to hold clothing together, the functional fibula evolved into purely decorative pins, generally consider brooches.
Brooches were the most popular kind of jewelry, they were often large and valuable and often buried with their owners. Some brooches were representative of the class, such as the enseigne worn by the upper-class Italian man on the brims of their hats. Others had social or religious significance, such as mourning brooches worn to commemorate the death of a loved one or pilgrim badges sold or given to visitors at a shrine.
Brooches were especially popular during the Victorian era; cameo brooches have already been worn for centuries, but they become a must-have item in the last half of the nineteenth century. Also called portrait brooches, they feature a circular or oval-shaped metal base and a three dimensional image of a face( usually saint, a famous world leather, or a Greek or Roman goddess) carved out of shell, glass or stone. Another popular Victorian trend was to encase a small braid of human hair inside a brooch. Originally this was done as part of the mourning process, but it eventually became popular to make a brooch out of a living loved one’s hair as well.
Since the early twentieth century, brooches have mostly been worn for fun, fashion and to enhance elegance, without any further cultural and social significance.
ELEVATE YOUR LOOK WITH BROOCHES
Brooches will elevate your precious look and make it more upscale, luxurious , classy. and magnificent. They are timeless accessory, can be made of any kind of metal, encrusted with gemstones and/or decorated with glass , beads, enamel, and other material. They can be simple geometric shapes, or they can be fairies, a bouquet of flowers, or just about any other convincible image.
SUVERIA carries a lovely assortment of brooches entirely handmade in Italy by highly skilled artisans. Meticulouly crafted from vegan textile and embellished with decorative pearls, crystals and precious beading. Each brooch is handmade by a single artisan which requires 8 hours for completion.If you are looking to add some sparkle or flair to any outfit, all you have to do is incorporate a brooch into your outfit.
The history of brooches and how to elevate your look with one
*how they elevate any look and makes it more upscale, luxurious/classy and timeless.