Brooch jewellery is an almost forgotten piece of ornament and this can be seen in the dwindling number of jewellery stores that offer brooches. Most stores will have a large variety in for pendants jewellery, earrings, bangles jewellery, necklaces and even anklets, but brooches will be confined to a few odd pieces.
However, lately the scenario seems to be changing. With more and more brides choosing to wear brooch jewellery with their lovely white gowns and even the celebs showing off their collection, swarovski the brooch is getting its deserved attention. In fact designers are also ensuring the brooch is provided with the boost it and are therefore creating some great pieces in terms of both design and utility.
There are many types of brooches and it will help to know the variety that the market offers in order to make good use of these lovely ornaments.
• Handmade/ machine made - A brooch can be hand made or machine made unlike bangles jewellery, which is mostly machine made. The brooch made black crystal necklace by hand is usually more expensive due to the intake of man hours. However, it is also true that machine made brooches are usually much more sturdy and their pin is known to last much longer.
• Convertible - There are some brooches that can be converted into other types of jewellery and they are quite popular with the buyers. Pendants jewellery is a common conversion of brooches. Here the pin can be removed and there is an extra hook for the chain to go into. This is how the brooch can be used handmade swarovski jewelry as a pendant too and the utility of the ornament becomes a huge attraction for most people.
• Material - When it comes to material used to make these brooches, the variety is very large. While the enamel brooches are no doubt very popular, one cannot deny the fact that it is the Swarovski brooches that seem to have caught the buyer's attention. Of course one finds brooches in precious and semi- precious stones too apart from filigree brooches to beaded ones. A silver brooch is as easily available swarovski pen as a gold or platinum one and other metals are also often used in making these ornaments.
Brooch jewellery is no doubt a lovely ornament, but there is no denying the fact that it is usually reserved for special occasions. This is why it is very important to be aware of how to care for these items. Make sure you never leave a brooch on the garment since the ornament may rust and thereby leave a stain on the clothing too. Always pack the brooch in a box after placing it on some cotton so as to ensure that the jewellery is safe. Occasionally using toothpaste to clean the brooch is recommended, since this helps to ornament to retain its shine and also clean off any rust producing elements from the piece. Another important factor when wearing the brooch is to clean the tip of the back pin with an antiseptic. The elegance of the brooch is not something any other ornament type can mirror and therefore this jewellery type is a definite thumbs up for any jewellery collection.