Broaching the Subject of Brooches

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist Brooches are back, not that they were ever really gone. In fact, these pieces of functional jewelry date back to the time when ancient Romans, Greeks, and Celts wore the ornamental clasps known as “fibulae” that were used to fasten clothes, especially cloaks. These more ornamental pieces replaced the simple straight pins that were worn prior to that time. Today, while buttons have largely replaced brooches for the purpose of holding clothing together, brooches have become more ornamental than ever. Whether a woman wants to display a piece of heirloom jewelry that she has had converted into a brooch or show her love of (enameled) butterflies or flowers, there is a brooch to represent just about every object of passion. The next time you visit we hope you’ll notice that we try to make your shopping a pleasant and rewarding experience. We take pride in not trying to sell you anything—we are here to advise you, offer suggestions, and help with your final decisions. Of course, we also take pride in showing you breathtaking examples of gemstone jewelry at its finest. Whether you’re checking out the latest in fashion jewelry or browsing our engagement and wedding ring selections, you’ll be glad you came to 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center, obecause we have something for everyone.See our outstanding selection of beautiful offerings at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center. Or reach us at 617-773-3636 or


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