Monday 15 September 2008

Brooch Identification. Can you help?

Brooch identification help

Brooch identification - Can you help??

Vintage flower brooch with blue coating

A vintage brooch that I am having a difficult time identifying this vintage jewellery piece. It is lovely with a sugar coating effect in a pale blue and green on to a gold-tone metal within a flower petal shape. This unusual flower brooch I have kept in my own collection as so unusual.

The mark is an upturned horseshoe but the copyright sign is worn and I can not read it. The blue and green brooch also has 7 36 on one side of the back of it.
Can anyone recognize this mark and identify this very pretty flower brooch which I have kept in my own collection, please reply to this post?
Updated July 2014 - still haven't been able to find this jewellery mark but still live in hope!

Up-Update 2019 February - still not able to identify this brooch signature.

Friday 12 September 2008

What To Do With Brooches?

Brooch attached to a scarfWhat To Do With Brooches?
For years I have always worn a brooch on the lapel of my jacket. Mostly bright sparkling ones that make a difference to a black jacket in the evening.
However with today's fashion, I have started to explore the different ways that antique and vintage brooches can be worn.

So here are a few suggestions:

Traditional on a jacket or coat lapel, or on a wrap or scarf. The flower brooch is in amber and transparent clear rhinestones from the 1950s and 1960s. Flower power was very in during the sixties.Brooch wearing ideas

On a hat - a dress hat or a woollen hat - both are just as effective. This stunning brooch with its "sugar" coating is marked but I have yet to identify who the manufacturer is. It is well made and I suspect it is a popular designer

Brooch on a bag decoration

On a bag - An Evening one or a bag used during the day. Buy a simple black bag made of material and change the look by using different brooches. Here I have added a kilt brooch pin.

If you add a vintage brooch that has very sparkling rhinestones to a little black dress. it makes a dress become special...
Brooch on a dressWith this dress, a necklace did not look quiet finished and a little plain, so it needed something to lift the look. A big bow brooch from the 1940s was the answer attached to the fabric bow.

I would like to hear how you wear a brooch? Everyone used to wear brooches much more than they do now. Maybe we could have a revival? Actress Olivia Thirlby has been photographed wearing a dusky blue wool hat with a brooch on.

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I preserve the past. Researching family and local history. Finding about mine and other people's ancestors, is just one of my passions. I also love vintage costume jewellery made here in the UK. I write about my finds and like to research.