Bar Brooch

Bar Brooch

Bar Brooch A bar brooch is any elongated horizontal brooch. Victorian bar brooches were designed as a simple bar with a central motif or plaque. Popular during the Edwardian period, these brooches were often a line of calibré cut colored stones or diamonds and pearls...
Blackamoor

Blackamoor

Blackamoor  A blackamoor is a brooch or pendant designed as the bust of an African man or woman. The head is typically carved of black chalcedony hardstone in three dimensions. The busts and headdresses are usually completed in gold and are often gem-set. Blackamoors...
Bodice Brooch

Bodice Brooch

Bodice Brooch  A bodice brooch is a large jeweled decoration which is usually centered on the bodice of a woman’s dress. Early bodice ornaments were sewn directly onto the fabric, often with matching shoulder pieces. As pinstems and clasp mechanisms became more...