Brooches for a quick style update

From an heirloom jewel that will be passed down through the generations to a dragonfly with fluttering wings, brooches are this spring's top accessory.  

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  • Jean Schlumberger began working for Tiffany in 1956 and quickly became one of its greatest assets. Famed for his naturalistic designs, today Tiffany continues to revisit Schlumberger’s designs, including this beady-eyed Bird on a Rock (£28,000), a collector’s favourite.
  • Delfina Delettrez’s Sin brooch (£260) is a Dalí-esque delight. Overlaid with scarlet enamel outlined with glitter enamel lip liner, use the sterling-silver safety pin to affix it to your jacket, or fasten it to your buttoned-up shirt collar for the coolest way to wear this must-have accessory.
  • A nod to the legendary Christian Dior, the Cygne jewellery collection was inspired by a silk Cygne Noir evening dress from the Maison's Fall/Winter 1949/50 haute couture collection. This abstract Dior Cygne brooch (POA) sets diamonds in elegant clusters, mimicking the sweep of a swan’s plumage.
  • The burnished shades of autumn are captured in this unique Lauro brooch (£21,046) by mosaic master Roger Thomas for Sicis. Look closely and the leaves are made up of thousands of tiny tesserae - slivers of glass mixed with diamond dust, set using a technique known as micromosaic. 
  • This Dragonfly brooch (£32,500) looks like an antique from the Victorian era, but it is in fact a modern-day design, crafted in Bentley & Skinner’s workshop. Set with demantoid garnets and old brilliant-cut diamonds, out of sight are tiny springs that enable its wings to flutter, en tremblant.
  • Nikos Koulis Yesterday diamond and emerald choker
     
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  • Lydia Courteille Dragonfly earrings
     

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