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Brooches may be the singular best type of jewelry for displaying large gemstones, and they have the additional advantage of the ability to be incorporated into the draping and fastening of clothing.

Similar to bracelets, brooches have often served a utilitarian purpose at many points throughout their history, becoming more and more popular as a decorative adornment as they continued to gain prominence.  On the following pages, explore the fascinating journey of the brooch:

Brooches | A Brief History of Features and Functions

Brooches | A Guide to Elements of Style and Settings

Famous Brooches | A Selection of Brooches from History


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