News-Antique.com - Oct 08,2010 - Sierra Gaskins, owner at Tennessee Antique Shack in Roan Mountain, has found brooches and pins to be as fun and fashionable as ever. Ancient Romans and Greeks often fastened their garments with decorative clasps. Throughout history, these small jewelry pieces have changed in style and function. Your grandmother’s heirloom brooch may have glittered on her coat lapel or hat, and peace sign pins were all the rage in the 1960s. Tune in to the popular CBS series NCIS-Los Angeles and check out the various brooches worn by actress Linda Hunt’s character Hetty Lange.
Whether embellished with diamonds and emeralds for elegance, or accented with faux pearls and rhinestones for work or play, brooches and pins can fit any budget. Many eyeglasses and work ID badges are secured with pins ranging from geometric patterns to colorful bouquets. Across Europe, lovely brooches are being attached to necklaces to make their fashion statement. The familiar yellow ribbon awareness pins support our troops, and pink ribbon awareness pins remind everyone to support breast cancer research.
Tennessee Antique Shack offers a large selection of vintage and contemporary brooches and pins including Liz Claiborne, Monet, Coro, Sarah Coventry, Dodds, JJ, and Avon. Beautiful lighthouse pins commemorate historic lighthouses across America. Bugs Bunny, assorted animals from giraffes to house cats, and unusual insect brooch pins like the praying mantis are sure to bring a smile. Just in time for Halloween, a rhinestone bat brooch has arrived.
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