By:
Jeffrey M. Bertman
Graduate Gemologist

With an appreciation of the notion that fine jewelry should not solely be worn on special occasions, women are choosing to wear their favorite pieces at every opportunity. Following this mindset, there has been a decided shift toward selecting fine jewelry that can be worn in multiple ways. In particular, brooches have become very popular for their versatility. Aside from the traditional placement on the shoulder, a brooch can be worn front and center on a top or to hold a scarf in place around the neck. Brooches can also be worn on dresses at the hip or at the hemline. Of course, brooches also make good stand-ins for pendants when worn on necklaces.

The earliest known brooches originated during the Bronze Age. The fashions in brooches evolved rather quickly and they have become important chronological indicators. Many styles of European brooches are found in archaeology. Select the perfect silver and gold jewelry to fit your taste for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or pendants at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center or contact us at 617-773-3636. Our professional and knowledgeable staff is anxious to work with your to make sure that you have the best buying experience possible.