Seahorse Brooch set with Amethyst, Peridot and Diamonds, by Schlumberger for Tiffany.
Green Lucite Flower Brooch from Alexis Bittar. Available at Greenwich Jewelers

Green Lucite Flower Brooch from Alexis Bittar. Available at Greenwich Jewelers

Brooches or pins are one of those antiquated things that a lot of us associate with our grandmothers. Most young modern women don’t consider brooches when they think of jewelry pieces to invest in. Yet brooches are surprisingly versatile. They featured prominently in the spring shows of Celine, Oscar De La Renta, Chanel and Vera Wang, as well as the fall shows of Prada and Chanel.

Pair of Starfish Brooches in Yellow and White Gold, set with white and yellow diamonds.

Pair of Starfish Brooches in Yellow and White Gold, set with white and yellow diamonds.

They make a great fall accessory. I love the idea of pinning one on to a beautiful scarf, a satin headband or even a ribbon belt.  You can also go the traditional route by pinning them to a lapel or even a cuff. A way to keep the look unfussy, is to pair it with a blazer that has a little edge, like a fitted cropped version, or a bomber style.

Seahorse Brooch set with Amethyst, Peridot and Diamonds, by Schlumberger for Tiffany.

Seahorse Brooch set with Amethyst, Peridot and Diamonds, by Schlumberger for Tiffany.

Another fun way to wear a brooch is to add it to the shoulder of your dress. The ideas are really endless, as there is no wrong way to wear one, the only limit is your creativity.