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With a renewed popularity—propelled by some of the world’s leading fashion houses—brooches have once again captured the attention of jewellery aficionados over the world. As one of Australia’s premier marketplaces for second-hand designer accessories, EMIER is a passionate enthusiast of the brooch revival, offering a carefully curated collection of these exquisite pieces. Owing to our stringent multi-step review process, we present you with only the most exceptional and authentic pieces. From vintage brooches which pay homage to the past to exceptional contemporary designs, we cater to a variety of personal tastes and styles.
Best Designer Second Hand Brooches
The most iconic Chanel brooches first came on the scene in 1954 when Coco Chanel returned to Paris and opened a store on Rue Cambon. It was here, amidst the glamour of haute couture collections, that the Chanel brooch began to make waves (and sales) with its aesthetic sense of style and elegance.
Whether it features tweed camellias, enamel CCs, or the signature Maltese Cross, a vintage Chanel brooch is more than just an accessory; it is a piece of history. Icons of the past, these Chanel pieces are exquisite reflections of the brand’s relentless pursuit of excellence and creative expression. Pinned to the lapel of a tweed jacket or adorning a Chanel Flap Bag, a Chanel brooch tastefully enhances any ensemble, adding a touch of Chanel’s timeless class.
In the modern era, the Chanel brooch continues to be a favourite among Chanel collectors and fashion enthusiasts alike. Each season, Chanel reimagines its brooches while remaining true to Coco Chanel’s legacy. Reinterpreting classic elements like the CC, pearls, and the Chanel logo, these brooches become instant classics. Despite the evolving designs, the Chanel brooch remains a symbol of timeless style, a coveted accessory that pays homage to the brand’s storied past while continually looking toward the future.
Christian Dior Brooches
Christian Dior brooches stand as veritable representations of the brand’s commitment to refined elegance and innovative design.
Commanding reverence and respect for their intricate designs and high-quality materials, many Dior brooches draw aesthetic inspiration from natural elements with gorgeous motifs of flowers, bees, and butterflies. Precious stones and crystals often embellished these creations, adding a welcome touch of glamour.
Dior’s ‘Tremblant’ brooches—intricately designed to quiver with the wearer’s movements—are one of the brand’s most unique offerings. An outstanding example of this design is the ‘en tremblant’ brooch produced by Mitchel Maer for Christian Dior in the early 1950s. Expertly crafted to allow the flower head to move separately from the stem, this piece was a true model of wearable art and the brand’s impressive ingenuity.
From the use of precious metals and an array of precious and semi-precious stones to the intricate design process, each Dior brooch is a study in innovation and a testament to the brand’s enduring legacy.
Different Types of Brooches
A subset of pin brooches, bar brooches enjoy popularity for their simple yet effective clasp. Once positioned on the wearer’s lapel, the brooch pin securely hooks through a looped fastening, providing both a stable and stylish accessory.
Pendant brooches are versatile by design, easily converting from a necklace to a brooch. Featuring concealed bales and discrete pins, these brooches offer subtlety and versatility in their wear.
Portrait brooches serve as reminders of the refined 18th-century pastime wherein delicate portraits were crafted onto materials such as ivory, porcelain, or mother of pearl. These brooches were traditionally used to hold a shawl or scarf in place or to adorn the base of a neckline.
Featuring leaf or floral designs, foliate brooches have served as symbolic tokens of friendship or love. These eye-catching pieces are often adorned with turquoise-embellished forget-me-nots—a favoured flower design motif of 19th-century jewellery.
Enamel brooches are made by melding powdered glass to metal, allowing artists to produce intricate coloured designs without an excess of gemstones. The technique of enamelling has been traced back to ancient Greece, attesting to its enduring allure.
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Embellish your ensemble with our carefully curated collection of second hand designer brooches. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of Chanel’s timeless elegance or prefer the bold and innovative designs of Christian Dior, our exquisite pieces promise to extend your luxury collection while catering to your unique taste. Boasting a selection that is constantly being renewed with elegant contemporary and vintage brooches, we allow you to find just the sort of unique piece that perfectly complements your personal style.