Brooch that!

It’s comeback time for timeless piece of jewelled beauty — the brooch.

It is one of the simplest ways to add a bit of hi-glam to the costume. And every age group can convey a specific message with a brooch. Men too can sport brooches made of costume jewellery. Here’s what the designers have to say about the smashing beauty of a brooch.

What is a brooch? Brooches are ornaments available in various forms, with a tongue, pin or loop for attaching it to a garment. Dexterous Indian craftsmen have been creating spell-binding range of ornate brooches that have gained lot of importance as fashion wear, worldwide.

Studded, jewelled, plain, fabric-made, metallic and more, brooches come in diverse forms, shapes and sizes. Designer Abu Jani loves to sport big costume jewellery brooches on his coat. Sporting a spider which was studded with semi-precious stones, he said, “A brooch can keep a man connected with jewels. It also makes an instant fashion statement. Versatility of costumes is what today’s generation is experimenting with. One can sport a brooch as a saree pin, plain coat pin, hair pin, on a shirt or a t-shirt, on a beaded necklace or a hand piece in more ways than one.”

Varuna D Jani believes in multi-usability of a piece of jewel. “When a person spends a good amount on jewellery he or she loves so much, there is every reason that jewel should be used in multiple ways. Brooches which come with a clasp thus can be used as part of a bracelet, neckpiece, earrings and pendants too.” Umesh Jivnani swears by a brooch which is studded with precious and semi-precious stones. “It’s a lovely jewel which can be sported by men and women. And it can also get passed over generations as heirloom jewellery.”

Designer Pallavi Jaikishen who herself loves to adorn a brooch on her Indian wear suggests fashionistas should mix and match their brooches. “Use it like a pretty pendant or a hair pin, ” she said. Brooch can make for a great heirloom jewellery. One which can never go out of fashion.

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