Timeless Vibes | Broaching the Topic of Vintage Pins

Shining a spotlight on the exquisite world of vintage pins and brooches available at Dishfunctional!

Society has come a long long way from the days when “pinning” your date was a thing. Now the wholesome tradition takes on the meaning of a social media term and lord knows what else it may associate with according to the dictionary of texting slang.

The terms “pin” and “brooch” are often used interchangeably, but there is a subtle distinction between the two:

Pin- A pin is a general term used to describe any piece of jewelry that attaches to clothing using a clasp or fastening mechanism. Pins can come in various forms, lapel pins, hat pins, and scarf pins.

Brooch- A brooch is a specific type of pin characterized by its decorative design and ornamental purpose. Brooches are typically larger and more elaborate than other types of pins and are often worn as statement pieces to accessorize clothing, such as on jackets, blouses, or dresses. Some also have a loop on the back and can be worn on a chain as a pendant.

The tradition of wearing pins and brooches dates back centuries, with these accessories serving both functional and decorative purposes. In ancient times, pins were used to fasten garments together, while in the Victorian era, they became symbols of status and sentimentality. In the 1950’s pins were used by teens to celebrate relationship status. Throughout the 20th century they evolved as fashionable accessories, with designers experimenting with a variety of materials and styles to create unique and expressive pieces.

Pins and brooches hold a special place in the world of jewelry, each piece telling a story of craftsmanship, style, and history. Whether you’re drawn to the intricate detailing of Victorian cameos or the bold designs of mid-century costume jewelry, there’s something for every collector to cherish.

From dazzling statement pieces to delicate treasures, our collection offers a diverse array of adornments that add flair and personality to any outfit.

Vintage Michael Golan gold and black brooch pendant

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