Pin-Pin Situation: Brooches Make a Comeback

Just one of the jewelry takeaways from the fall 2015 runway shows: It’s time to broach the brooch subject. Brobdingnagian bejeweled and Perspex styles popped up at Prada; Chanel affixed clusters of gold button-size versions to its tweedy, tailored designs (for both men and women); Dolce & Gabbana used vintage-inspired varieties in models’ updos. Need an accessory to pull your whole look together? Put a pin on it.



Desert Jasmine Orchard pin in Lucite with crystals and 14k gold–plated brass; $295Alexis Bittar, NYC; 718-422-7580;

Van Cleef & Arpels elongated feather brooch in platinum with 19.6 cts. t.w. old European-cut, round-cut, single-cut, and baguette-cut diamonds; price on request; Siegelson, NYC; 212-832-2666;


One-of-a-kind brooch in 18k yellow gold with agate geodes and 4 cts. t.w. diamond slices; $15,620Kimberly McDonald, NYC; 646-205-9994;


(John Parrish Photography)

Flame brooch in 18k gold with a carved Andamooka opal and 0.23 ct. t.w. diamonds; $21,560Barbara Heinrich Studio, Pittsford, N.Y.; 585-383-1089;

Dragon Fly brooch in 18k gold with 0.4 ct. t.w. cabochon-cut rubies, 0.15 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, and an American freshwater feather-shape pearl; $4,840; Alishan, Tustin, Calif.; 714-730-1140;

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