Brooches started as functional accessories used to fasten articles of clothing. But these have come a long way from thorn and sticks to the glorious, elegant pieces we see nowadays. Throughout history, the design of brooches just kept on evolving into more ornate styles. But there’s something about vintage brooches that make them special. There is a magical charm in them that simply captures the eyes.
Vintage brooches usually have more intricate details and are made with different precious metals, colorful gemstones and crystals, and engravings. Even in these modern times, these elements are still replicated to create antique-styled brooches. That’s because the vintage look of brooches is simply timeless, elegant, and alluring.
Brooches are versatile pieces of accessories. You can place them on your scarves, shawls, belts, jackets, coats, hats, and even bags to add a bit of sparkle and interest. Some can even be converted into a pendant. A lot of brooches are also given as heirlooms.
Nowadays, there are so many lovely designs of vintage brooches available. To give you some wonderful choices, have a look at our compilation below and you might just find something that you can add to your collection.
DreamlandSales Edwardian Flowers Brooch
The DreamlandSales Edwardian Flowers Brooch is inspired by the beauty of Japanese traditional bonsai. It features pink and brown flowers made from pear-shaped crystals and a smaller orange flower made from marquise-shaped crystals. Surrounding the flowers are stems and foliage embellished with small deep green crystals in pave setting. Below all of these is a large green crystal that serves as the ‘vase’ of the plant. This is a beautiful classic brooch that’s perfect for thicker fabrics such as in coats, sweaters, and jackets.
LAXPICOL Vintage Celtic Brooches
Two is better than one and that’s particularly true with the LAXPICOL Vintage Viking Brooches. This pair of brooches will give you enough style variety when you wear these with shawls, scarves, hats, or dresses. It can be worn on many occasions such as formal parties, family gatherings, or business meetings. You can mix and match them depending on the occasion. Designed with Celtic knots on gold-colored metal rings, these brooches look stylish and are antique-looking.
Sweet Romance Vintage Bee Brooch
The design for the Sweet Romance Vintage Gold Bee Brooch Pin is inspired by the industriousness of bees and how they accomplish the near-impossible even with their tiny wings. If you can relate to these qualities, then maybe it would be a great idea to give yourself this cute critter pin. It could also be a fantastic gift to someone you know who has these qualities or someone who simply adores bees. This is an exquisite pin too because the 3D bee is embellished with navette-cut iridescent stones and turquoise opal.
Alilang Vintage Butterfly Brooch
Be ready to become a social butterfly when wearing the Alilang Vintage Butterfly Brooch Pin. That’s because you’ll surely receive lots of compliments because of this one. The wings of this vintage-style butterfly brooch are embellished with clear rhinestones while the eyes are adorned with turquoise stones. To complement the stones, the wings are painted with a vibrant color combination of turquoise and red. Butterfly lovers are going to love this one too.
WeekSegtem Vintage Flower Brooch
Add a bit of warmth and sparkle to your outfit by wearing the WeekSegtem Vintage Flower Brooch. It is an elegant floral brooch made up of marquise-shaped amber petals surrounded with round clear crystals all over. These are all set in an antique-style brass flower. It is the perfect brooch for autumn as you wrap yourself up with shawls, scarves, or sweaters. It’s a nice accent piece for bags and hats too. Its antique style is very classy and feminine.
Mariell Vintage Crystal Brooch
The delicate details of the Mariell Vintage Rose Gold Bridal Crystal Brooch Pin will surely elevate your whole look. Combined with the rose gold tone, the intricate filigree embellished with sparkling rhinestones looks very glamorous. It is the perfect accent piece for bridal gowns or the dresses of a wedding entourage. It would also look good on an evening dress or a lovely gown for prom. That’s because its vintage design is truly elegant and eye-catching.
T&T Jewelry Art Deco Rose Brooch
We love some good multipurpose jewelry and the T&T Jewelry Art Deco Flower Rose Brooch Pin is one. First, it is a gorgeous brooch pin that can add a charming floral touch to your coats or a big scarf around your neck. It’s not as static as other ordinary pins because it has three dangling leaves that add dynamism to the pin. The flower is embellished with a combination of pink rhinestones for the petals and green ones for the leaves. Aside from being a lovely pin, there’s a hook behind it so you can also wear it as a decorative pendant.
LAXPICOL Vintage Leaf Brooch
The LAXPICOL Leaf Brooch Pin is truly fine and exquisite. The unique leaf design is filled with sparkling rhinestones all over. Red, orange, pink, and green rhinestones of different sizes are also added for a vibrant splash of color. This is an elegant accessory that you can place as shiny bling on your hats or bags. It’s also perfect for dresses, scarves, or shawls. It is eye-catching and will definitely add a wow-factor to your garments.
GleeBrooch Vintage Peacock Feather Brooch
If you are in awe with the wondrous beauty of peacocks and their colorful feathers, now is your chance to wear one of their glorious feathers without harming them by getting the GleeBrooch Vintage Peacock Feather Brooch. Exquisitely shaped like one of the stunning bird’s plumage, it is painted with vibrant blue tones to mimic the real thing. To add a sparkling accent, a pear-shaped blue cubic zirconia is set at the tip of the feather. This is a beautiful brooch that is perfect for all occasions, whether casual or formal.
Alilang Antique Cameo Brooch
You’ll be the fairest of them all when you wear the Alilang Cameo Brooch Pin. The pin’s antique style is simply alluring and unique. Right in the middle of it is a cameo design of a lovely lady. Framing the lady’s profile is a braided rope bezel which adds some nice texture and detail. Surrounding the frame are blue rhinestones of different sizes that add some sparkle to the whole design. This is an elegant statement piece to wear on your scarves or coats. Aside from the pin at the back, a loop has been added so you can easily convert this piece into a necklace. Just add your favorite matching chain, and you’re good to go.
JJTZX Victorian Cameo Brooch
Inspired by the Victorian era, the JJTZX Gothic Cameo Brooch is elegant with a sophisticated antique charm. It is made from a zinc alloy with an embellished design which frames the lovely lady cameo right in the center of it. Adorning the frame are clear rhinestones that add a wonderful sparkle to the whole design. Dangling below the main piece is an ornate charm with a single rhinestone to add a bit of movement to the gorgeous piece. It is a wonderful accessory to have for formal events and special occasions.
Vintage brooches are wonderful accessories that can give the final touch to your outfits. These are great alternatives too if you don’t like wearing much jewelry when dressing up. But make sure to match the right brooch design and size to your outfits. Generally, it’s best to wear brooches that contrast with your clothes. For example, colorful brooches pop out well when placed on darker garments. It’s also important to choose the right brooch that fits your style and will make you feel good, confident, and comfortable