How to Get Creative with Vintage Brooches
Ways to Display Your Vintage Brooch Collection
A beautiful vintage brooch is a must-have piece of fine jewelry that you will surely treasure wearing, displaying, gifting, or collecting. Vintage brooches are works of art that you can do many things with besides pinning them on your chest! I've been collecting them for over 20 years and actually have obtained so very many that I had to look for ways to make use of them. I'll share with you some creative and fascinating ways of displaying your vintage brooch collection, as well as, where to find great deals on vintage jewelry! You can obviously wear a vintage brooch as an accessory to an evening gown, with a casual outfit, or to the office to add a little splash of elegance to your look. But let's try something different and get creative with vintage costume jewelry!
Vintage Costume Jewelry - Pins
Considered true works of art in the world of costume jewelry, vintage brooches are large pins that are heavily decorated with gemstones, jewels, or pearls and are highly collectible, attention-grabbing pieces of jewelry. Brooches that were worn during the 30s through the 60s are sought after by many, including myself.
I've been collecting vintage brooches for the last twenty years and can tell you anything you need to know about them. Signed antique brooches, Victorian vintage brooches, Ciner, Weiss, Eisenberg, Hobe, Miriam Haskell, Schiaparelli, Schreiner, Kramer, Lisner, Trifari, Monet, Renoir, Hattie Carnegie, Carolee, Corocraft, Pennino, Vogue, Art Deco, and Bakelite are all prized pieces in my vintage brooch collection.
Scroll down to shop for vintage brooches and collectible pins, as well as, learn what you do with them aside from pinning them on yourself.
Vintage Cameo Brooches
Vintage Cameo Brooches were popular during the Victorian Era and are still enjoyed by women today! They usually display a Victorian lady on them.
Victorian Antique Brooch
This Victorian Day Night Shell Pearl 14k Brooch Pendant is a beautiful example of a very popular Victorian motif, Day and Night. This elaborate Victorian brooch features “Day” with the suns rays behind her head and an out stretched eagle while “Night” has poppies in her hair (sleep), a quarter moon and an owl. A stunning example of a fine antique Victorian brooch that has a very elaborate frame of leaves set with lovely seed pearls.
Heart jewelry will never go out of style! Use a brooch to accessorize your favorite outfit or spice up apparel that just needs some extra kick. It also makes a stunning gift for the one you love. What better way can you show it than with a stunning heart shaped pin like the one featured.
This exquisitely detailed heart brooch is by Pugster. A great piece of jewelry to wear for an anniversary party, wedding, cocktail party, or any special occasion. Pin it on your dress or fasten it in your hair with bobby pins and wala instant glam!
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When it comes to heart jewelry, I guess you could say I'm easy and like every one. The most prized heart pin that I own is encrusted with red rhinestones (which are hard to find), but any colored stones are really beautiful in this shape.
Vintage Flower Pins
Displaying Vintage Pins
Display your vintage brooches and pins on canvas or in a shadow box for real attention grabbing art! You can use black felt or velvet to pin them on if you prefer a dark background. The dark background tends to show even more attention to each piece. Hang this beautiful artwork in any room to add a unique and interesting element.
This is a beautiful pair of shadowboxes and would be a great way to display your collection of vintage pins, vintage brooches and other treasures.
Miriam Haskell Vintage Brooch
Considered as upscale estate jewelry, Miriam Haskell jewelry can be quite pricey.
Vintage Brooch Hand Painted
How fascinating is a vintage brooch that was actually hand painted?!!
Vintage Brooch Headband
Pinning a vintage brooch to a headband is great way to glam up your entire look! Use any color band with your favorite brooch and wow! you've got the unique look that won't ever be seen on anyone but you!
Display Your Collection on a Pillow
What a cool way to display your collectible vintage brooches, on a pillow!
Vintage Brooch Hair Pin
Vintage Brooch Opinions
What's Your Opinion of Vintage Brooches
Costume Jewelry Art
Displaying Vintage Jewelry
An interesting way to display your vintage brooch collection, on a dress form! I assure you that no-one else will ever have this artwork displayed in their home. Visitors are sure to admire every piece and ask about their favorites, so be sure and know the names of the signed brooches that you are displaying.
Vintage Brooch Lots
Buying lots of vintage jewelry on ebay is how I obtained many of my most prized vintage brooches. It's surprising how so many sellers have no clue as what is valuable to collectors and even the most knowledgeable sellers often sell cheap!