What Is A BROOCH? | Jewelry Pin

(upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer
with Your Jewelry Minute and today, I’m answering the
question, what is a brooch? Brooches haven’t been
popular in recent years and this is frustrating to me
because I do love a brooch. A brooch is essentially
a fancy word for a pin and usually, it’s a large pin but it doesn’t have to be large and it’s usually worn around on the collar or up near the neck,
but a brooch can be worn just about anywhere. People have worn them at
their waist, on a collar, or even to tie a scarf. And they have a hinged pin that clasps. If it’s a fur clip, it has two. It’s kind of interesting,
goes down and it has two pins, one has a clasp and the other doesn’t. And the advantage of having two pins is that the brooch won’t
wobble when you wear it. It gives it a more stable base. You’ll see a lot of brooches
in antique and vintage jewelry, some of them are fine jewelry
or some of them are costume. They were very, very
popular in decades before. And I hope that they
become popular soon again because they are so
beautiful and so versatile. This has been Your Jewelry Minute. If you have a question for me, just let me know in the comments below. Until next time. (upbeat music)

14 Replies to “What Is A BROOCH? | Jewelry Pin”

  1. From what I’ve seen of “fashion” news, the brooch is unfortunately too fancy. Sad – we need a little sparkle in our lives.

  2. I don’t wear brooch and sometimes I feel it is very difficult to style. Maybe I need to check out YT video. Thank You so much for sharing ❤️

  3. Hi Jill, I believe I asked you before but I can’t remember. I have a BEAUTIFUL brooch from I’m guessing the late 60’s – 70’s. How would I find a jeweler to appraise it? It’s extremely nice but not fine jewelry, I know it wasn’t cheap when originally purchased because it belonged to a famous author.

  4. I agree, would love some to see more broach wearing. I have a small collection from my Grandmothers’, I tend to wear them in the winter months on coats. I use to have them all displayed on a small velvet pillow, need to do that again. Thank you for the “reminder” with today’s video! The weekend is nearly here, Friday hugs! xxoo

  5. I remember in the late 80s hanging a broach from a large strand of faux pearls and wearing it as a necklace. The variations of length and size are endless

  6. My mother owned a few back in the 80s, not sure what ever happened to those. I don’t own any I wear. It’s too bad they are not popular, as they are interesting accessories that I think can show off your personality. I’ve seen many pretty ones, but you really don’t see them often anymore.

  7. You know I love my brooches!! My mother always wore brooch especially to church. I fell in love with them as a young lady . It's all because of you mom……..

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