Medieval Heart

Now before we go any further, this month’s brooch is not Medieval.  However fabulous it would be to have a genuine 15th century piece of jewellery in my collection I’m afraid my budget does not stretch that far.  My brooch…

Chandelier

This brooch is made with Swarovski crystals giving it a unique and fabulous sparkle.  It was made by Lobmeyr in Austria.  The brooch is based on the famous New York Met Sputnik chandeliers and when the Met moved to its…

All the nice girls love a sailor

This bear brooch is by the French designer Marie-Christine Pavone. It is made of Galalith, which comes from the Greek Gala (milk) and Lithos (Stone), one of the earliest forms of plastic, patented in France in 1906. But the foundation…

Giant Rose

This oversized rose measures 6 ¾ inches (and for those of you who can cope with the metric that’s a whopping 17 cm). It’s by Dutch designer Michiel Alexander Ansingh who has amassed vast quantities of vintage stones, some dating…