One aspect that makes vintage jewelry so sought after is the fact that it has been around for many years, handed down to family members and loved ones throughout generations. When you purchase a piece from Trumpet & Horn, you know that you are getting jewelry with a rich backstory; one that you can add to yourself. A vintage brooch is a perfect addition to your own collection and will keep tradition alive if you choose to make it a family heirloom. A brooch is a great introductory item to vintage jewelry because it stays fastened to your clothing, or works as the fastener, so you don’t have to fear losing it. It also adds just the right amount of flair to any ensemble without being overpowering. A vintage brooch can come in many different styles, with some being modest and others commanding attention with bright colors and large gemstones. Whatever you have in mind, there is a brooch out there that will accomplish the task. A Victorian Classic If you want something smaller and love the romantic feel of the Victorian era, than a cameo pin might be a great option for you. This Victorian Cameo Pin from the 1860s features a woman’s profile carved from hardstone. Cameo jewelry was extremely popular in the Victorian era and is still used in modern day jewelry. With this authentic piece, not only do you get the lovely hardstone carving, but a delicate gold frame with intricate ribbon and leaf detailing. This brooch is simple, yet elegant and will add just the right amount of charm to any outfit. Perfect for Your Dear Another exquisite vintage brooch from the Victorian era is this Victorian Carved Deer Pin. This pin is similar in style to the Cameo, as it is also hand carved and features gold detailing, however it is a bit less traditional. Nature-inspired jewelry was very popular during this era and this pin falls in line with styles from the time. Show your dear how much you care for them with this beautiful brooch, or purchase it for yourself and enjoy a real conversation starter. Flowers Are Always in Style While rounded brooches are popular, they are by no means the only style of brooch out there. This lovely Diamond and Garnet Floral Brooch from the 1870s is another nature-inspired piece that features diamond flowers and beautiful demantoid garnets for a fabulous pop of color. The shape of this vintage brooch makes it seem like the flowers will continue to grow as the night goes on. The garnet, gold, and diamonds work together to create a beautiful one-of-a-kind brooch that will only get lovelier as the years pass. Holiday Brooches This Vintage 4th of July Pin is in the shape of the number four and features diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. It is colorful, bold, and perfect for Independence Day or any other time you want to celebrate. Brooches are a perfect accessory if you are looking for something that is functional, stylish, and can add a dash of retro flair to your favorite looks. Since a vintage brooch isn’t usually worn as often as other pieces, like earrings and rings, they tend to stay in great shape over the years, making them perfect to pass on. Learn more about these and other brooches at Trumpet & Horn.