Abstract Spray

I was attracted to this brooch because of the coral-coloured design, it is by Oscar de la Renta and from the 1990s.  At the start of the 1990s ‘grunge’ was the prominent fashion trend, but by mid-decade ‘glamour’ had returned,…

Heart

To celebrate Valentine’s day, this month’s brooch is the ‘Heart of Hollywood’ designed by Elizabeth Taylor for Avon.  From 1993 to 1997 Elizabeth Taylor collaborated with Avon in the USA on a collection of costume jewellery. Elizabeth was famous for…

Valentines Heart

Joan Rivers was born Alexandra Molinsky on 8th June 1933 in Brooklyn New York and died on 4th September 2014 in New York.  She had a long and varied career as a comedian, writer, actress, TV show host and producer.  In…

Straw Hat

This brooch is small and made of gold. The flowers and ribbon decoration are enamel. I don’t know where the brooch was made but I think it’s almost certainly continental. I have seen a similar type of work where gold…