Ladies who lunched in the '50s traditionally wore them on their suits. Grandmas around the world have favorites reserved for special occasions. In the '80s, women used them to hold their collars closed, and in the '90s, young fashion designers took to placing them in models' hair. For every era, for every age group, brooches have had a shining moment. The current age of luxury and women's desire for a touch of individuality amid homogenous clothing fashions breathe new life into this classic favorite. The design choices are endless and the possibilities enormous. For a man looking to give a gift that's out of the ordinary, or a woman with her own sense of style and purchasing power, brooches can send a secret message, make a style statement, or just inspire a little fun.