Women of power know how a beautiful brooch can be the feminine exclamation point of style on suit jackets and dresses. Queen Elizabeth and Michelle Obama are rarely seen without one. Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright wrote a book about her vast collection titled Read My Pins: Stories From A Diplomat's Jewel Box. Hollywood Stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Carey Mulligan and Charlize Theron have strategically used brooches as striking highlights on gowns, placing them on their hip or shoulder. No matter where or when, this masterpiece featuring a 16.38-carat pear shape diamond at the center of a swirl of hundreds more sparklers would definitely command attention.
Marion Fasel, Contributing Editor, Fine Jewelry and Watches