Popular Types of Brooches
There are many designs that brooches come in. Here are some popular types:
Cameos were especially popular in the 18th century and featured images of people, animals and flora carved into the material (commonly stone or shell).
Fur or Dress Clips
These clips were extremely versatile, compared to traditional brooches, as most designs could be separated into two or attached to form a single pin.
These featured floral designs that was crafted to move when you wore them, or to ‘tremble’. This created a glittering effect especially under candlelight.
These were worn in hair up dos, much like glittering hairpins. The shape of this type of brooch is similar to the plume of an egret (hence the name) and is typically set with gemstones to add sparkle and color to your hair.
Nowaday, Flower Brooches are on trendy, Fabric flower pins are made from satin fabric and silk fabric. Fabric are dyed into various colors which include yellow, blue, white, black, purple and much more. The fabric flowers are assembled with rhinestone making the flower pins more sparkling.
If you have an opinion that you want to make known, a brooch can do exactly that for you. Whether you’re taking a political stand, fighting for animal rights or just telling everyone about your favorite hobbies, there’s a brooch or pin for that. You can also get it custom made.