As young girls we all remember our grandmothers decorating their outfits with pins and large broaches. Some were handmade, with sparkling gems and some were simple with silver or gold accents. They were used to hold together scarves, loose sweaters or simply to dress up tops that our grandmothers seemed to endlessly wear.
As we grew up we realized that this fashion was a thing of the past and in fact women wore brooches mostly due to lack of variety and accessories as in past decades, nicer designer jewelry such as the Sartoro Collection were not readily available.
Well, as much as we think our grandmothers didn’t have style, we can all bite our lip because sure enough broaches are making a comeback. Yes these versatile accessories can be worn to secure scarves, dress up hats or headwear, pretty up plain tops, dresses and cardigans. You can even attach them on purses and handbags for an extra touch of class.
Even though fashion pendants are a good buy, recently many Orange County jewelers have been presenting these pieces in beautiful gold, platinum and with brightly colored stones such as diamonds, rubies and emeralds. These pendants make for a great addition to your jewelry pieces as well as exclusive gifts for and from a loved one. One popular jewelry store in Fountain Valley has a wide selection of estate broaches, estate pendants and a variety of fine vintage jewelry in Orange County.
Pins and broaches are also fun items to design as they can be altered in many shapes and sizes. If you have a piece of vintage jewelry that has been laying around and possibly broken, you can use those stones and pieces to custom jewelry design a beautiful looking brooch that you would be proud to wear or have a quick jewelry repair.
At this popular Huntington Beach jewelry store, Prego Jewelery in Fountain Valley, you can speak to a skilled jeweler about ordering a beautiful and one of a kind broach. Or you can speak with Prego’s talented Orange County jewelry designer about creating a one of a kind piece that will brighten any outfit and give you the opportunity to pass on the tradition of glamour.