How to use Brooches in a sentence
Valuable brooches and other ornaments are often found.
The ornaments are beads, earrings, brooches, rings, bracelets, &c., thickly studded with precious stones.
Women's ornaments consisted of brooches (fibulae), bracelets (armillae), armlets (armillae, bracchialia), ear-rings (inliures), necklaces (monilia), wreaths (coronae) and hair-pins (crinales).
It was a very richly decorated object of coloured threads interwoven with gold, worn outside the luxurious mantle or robe; it was kept in place by a girdle, and by shoulder-pieces (?), to which were attached brooches of onyx (fastened to the robe) and golden rings from which hung the "breastplate" (or rather pouch) containing the sacred lots, Urim and Thummim.
In later times we hear of brooches worth as much as six mancusas, i.e.Advertisement
The nature of the imports during the heathen period may be learned chiefly from the graves, which contain many brooches and other ornaments of continental origin, and also a certain number of silver, bronze and glass vessels.
It is significant that the first iron swords in Cyprus are of a type characteristic of the lands bordering the Adriatic. Gold and even silver become rare; 5 foreign imports almost cease; engraved cylinders and scarabs are replaced by conical and pyramidal seals like those of Asia Minor, and dress-pins by brooches (fibulae) like those of south-eastern Europe.
Their fair or red hair was brought forward from the crown of the head towards the forehead, leaving the nape of the neck uncovered; they shaved the face except the upper lip. They wore fairly close breeches reaching to the knee and a tunic fastened by brooches.
The inscriptions which have come down to us are engraved partly on memorial stones, which are not uncommon in the north of England, and partly on various metal objects, ranging from swords to brooches.
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However, recent archeological excavations show Saxon women are more often buried with pairs of saucer brooches.
Inside are the enameled busts of the Queen and her mother, Anne Boleyn, wearing ruby and diamond brooches respectively.
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More personal items include tweezers, brooches and hairpins carefully carved from bone fragments.
It is not until the latest Mycenaean period that we find brooches, such as were used in historical Greece, to fasten woollen garments, and their presence in the tombs of the lower city of Mycenae indicates the coming of a northern race.Advertisement
The Hallstatt culture is that of the Homeric Achaeans (see Achaeans), but as the brooch (along with iron, cremation of the dead, the round shield and the geometric ornament) passed down into Greece from central Europe, and as brooches are found in the lower town at Mycenae, 1350 B.C., they must have been invented long before that date in central Europe.
One of the earliest movements after this discovery was probably that of the Achaeans of Homer, who about 1450 B.C. invaded Greece (see Achaeans), bringing with them the use of iron and brooches, the practice of cremating the dead, and the style of ornament known as Geometric. Later the Cimmerians (see Scythia and Cimmerii) passed down from the Cimbric Chersonese, doubtless following the amber routes, and then turned east along the Danube, some of their tribes, e.g.
They produced many of the brooches during the white waistcoat era and 1970s.
Examples of these zoomorphic brooches are the stag and fish.
Pasarel has an eclectic selection of opal rings, pendants and brooches with antique designs.Advertisement
Special brooches are also a wonderful gift.
Brooches are a piece of jewelry that can look stunning when paired with a lacy or Victorian style wedding dress.
Rings, Earrings, brooches, necklaces and pendants in this collection are at once delicate in their design and bold in their use of diamonds.
Pendants, brooches, cuff links, anklets, and earrings are also available, integrating the symbolism of the claddagh into anyone's jewelry preferences.
The firm also made jewelry, including lockets, brooches, and earrings.Advertisement
It is important that earrings, rings, pendants, brooches and other types of jewelry are well stored.
Small brooches or pins can be used to decorate a hat and can turn even a plain knitted hat into something a little special.
Brooches were very popular during the Victorian (1840 to 1900) and the Edwardian (1901 to 1910) periods.
In fact, a large number of moonstone brooches were created in the Nouveau (1890 to 1914) era, which overlapped the two periods.
Throughout the years, moonstone brooches kept appearing in jewelry stores.Advertisement
However, many jewelry artists create moonstone pendants with pins, worn as necklaces or brooches.
Moonstone brooches come in a variety of styles with different colors and metal settings.
Brooches often have a stickpin, a clip-on or safety catch fastenings.
Antique modern brooches range in design from butterflies to dragons.
Many modern brooches are moonstone cabochons set with other smaller gemstones and metals in a less structured design.Advertisement
During the Art Nouveau era, women generally wore brooches at the waist.
In later years, women began wearing brooches on scarves and collars.
Moonstone brooches are harder to find than pendants.
Many jewelry stores on college campuses also sell moonstone pendants and brooches.
If you love traditional brooches, consider getting a Victorian crown brooch with diamond.Advertisement
However, these types of brooches were also worn regularly during the Art Nouveau movement which crossed both Victorian and Edwardian eras.
During this time period brooches of mermaids, flower forms and dragons were more common than the rigid lines of a crown.
Today we can still find vintage Victorian and Edwardian crown brooches.
The best places to search for vintage crown brooches from various eras are antique stores, thrift stores, consignment shops, antique shows and flea markets.
Victorian crown brooches with diamonds are hard to find.Advertisement
The site also has many other vintage brooches from the Art Nouveau and Edwardian eras.
Nature scenes as well as spider shapes were the subject of brooches and pendants.
During the 30s and 40s, spider clips and brooches were popular.
Gemstone brooches can add a special touch or sparkle of color to whatever you are wearing.
Brooches come in a range of styles and prices and can fit into any jewelry collection.Advertisement
Some brooches are simple in design and are crafted from metal, while others are more ornate and feature gemstones and other decorative accents.
Brooches can be crafted from metals such as gold or sterling silver or made from silver or gold-plated materials.
In addition to gemstones, many brooches contain enamel designs as well as crystals as accents.
Brooches can be worn on sweaters, shirts, jackets and vests.
Some gemstone brooches to check out include those designed by Judith Ripka.
Ripka designs brooches and sells them on QVC.
Carolyn Pollack is a designer who creates unique brooches with gemstone accents.
If you want to go vintage, thrift stores or sites such as eBay have a wide range of brooches available.
During the holiday season, many stores sell brooches in festive designs.
Regardless of where you purchase your gemstone brooches, you'll love the versatility and beauty of this exciting jewelry piece.
Look inside rings and on the backs of brooches and pendants to find stamps that indicate the metal content.
Two perfectly placed brooches provide sparkling accents to this deep blue ball gown.
Yahoo Shopping has Baby Phat tops with sequined V-neck halters, sequined kitty outlines, or removable sequined brooches.
Another trend finds women using delicate heirloom jewelry as hair accent pieces, such as Cameo brooches and even dangling earrings.
Other classic Kennedy styles were black turtlenecks, pearls, long gloves with evening gowns and brooches.
They look very appropriate with three-piece pants suits, and go great with vintage jewelry like brooches, pins, long necklaces, belts, and chunky rings.
Modal and plain jersey fabrics can be thrown in the washing machine and dried in the dryer, but they also flatter most body types and look beautiful with costume jewelry like brooches and silk scarves.
Hairpins, bracelets, necklaces, and brooches are available in sterling sliver with a variety of gemstones, pearls, and Swarovski crystals to complement any wedding attire.
Three stone promise rings are generally smaller and more delicate than engagement rings or anniversary rings, and many jewelers offer a wide selection of alternative three stone pieces including diamond pendants, earrings, and brooches.
Jewelers made necklaces, rings, earrings and brooches out of materials such as white gold, yellow gold and platinum with a mixture of gem stones such as moonstones, diamonds, amethyst and rubies.
Rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches are among the Edwardian inspired jewelry available today.
According to the whim of the quilt maker, little bits of lace, buttons, ribbons, charms, beads, yarn, and brooches added extra beauty and texture to these designs.
George Low (1747-1795), the naturalist and historian of Orkney, who made a tour through Shetland in 1774, described a Runic monument which he saw in the churchyard of Crosskirk, in Northmavine parish (Mainland), and several fragments of Norse swords, shield bosses and brooches have been dug up from time to time.
The back and front were then pulled up over the shoulders and fastened together with brooches like safety-pins (irepovat).
The chiton, xcrcww, was formed by sewing together at the sides two pieces of linen, or a double piece folded together, leaving spaces at the top for the arms and neck, and fastening the top edges together over the shoulders and upper arm with buttons or brooches; more rarely we find a plain sleeveless chiton.
It was fastened with brooches (fibulae) anch appears to have been worn by the equites, e.g.
The dress of the upper classes must have been of a somewhat gorgeous character, especially when account is taken of the brooches and other ornaments which they wore.
The vases were of the last red figure style, and were mostly imported from Greece or Magna Graecia, while the bronze objects came from Etruria, and the brooches (fibulae) from Gaul.
They brought with them iron, which they used for their long swords and for their cutting implements; the costume of both sexes was distinct from that of the Pelasgians; they used round shields with a central boss instead of the 8-shaped or rectangular shields of the latter; they fastened their garments with brooches, and burned their dead instead of burying them as did the Pelasgians.
The graves at Hallstatt were partly inhumation partly cremation; they contained swords, daggers, spears, javelins, axes, helmets, bosses and plates of shields and hauberks, brooches, various forms of jewelry, amber and glass beads, many of the objects being decorated with animals and geometrical designs.
Brooches are found in great numbers, both those derived from the primitive safety-pin ("Peschiera" type) and the "spectacle" or "Hallstatt" type found all down the Balkans and in Greece.
The latter are formed of two spirals of wire, sometimes four such spirals being used, whilst there were also brooches in animal forms, one of the latter being found with a bronze sword.
Besides the implements and weapons of iron there are fibulae and brooches of bronze, weaving combs and spindle-whorls, a bronze mirror and tweezers, wheel-made pottery as well as hand-made, ornamented with Late Celtic patterns, a bowl of thin bronze decorated with bosses, the nave of a wooden wheel with holes for twelve spokes, and a dug-out canoe.
Among the places where these have been found, special mention should be made of the large cremation cemetery at Borgstedterfeld, between Rendsburg and EckernfOrde, which has yielded many urns and brooches closely resembling those found in heathen graves in England.