Are there times when you want to add a splash of colour to an outfit? I know that some mornings I take a look in the mirror and think “Boring!”. That’s when I know its time to dig out something bright and beautiful which will help cheer everything up. What could be more cheerful than a splash of bright blue and preferable a big one too. So what sort of blue brooch would suit today?
Enamel colours are usually bright like this one you can see to the left. This was made by Askel Holmsen in Norway and is enamelled over engine turned silver. At 4 cms wide its large enough to really be noticed
Wedgwood jasper brooches Wedgwood made a selection of blue jasper brooches. Some are a sky blue like this and others are a deeper cobalt blue. They have been made since the Georgian era but most of the ones we see today are from the 1960s and 1970s and are mounted in silver. They are now becoming quite collectable.
Butterfly wing brooches
Butterfly wing brooches date from the Art Deco era and are made from the wings of South American butterflies after they have died naturally. If you are considering one of these then please check the condition with care as a drop of moisture ruins the colour. The sulphide adds a bit of fun and is over the butterfly wing and under glass
Turquoise is one of the brightest blues you can get in a natural stone. The brooch you see here is an antique victorian piece and is covered in tiny pieces of real turquoise. Very classy
Several precious gemstones are blue in colour, Sapphires range from a deep blue which is almost black to the lovely pale shade you see in this butterfly brooch. Topaz come in several shaped of blue too .
What’s your favourite blue brooch? Do you wear it everyday? I would be fascinated to hear about it so please do leave a comment in the box below