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Audra's Brooch Lore

Jun 8, 2022

Who was Jakob Bengel?

Who made these amazing pins?

Jun 8, 2022

ELOXAL - Electroplated Oxidation of Aluminium

Lightweight, sturdy and hardwearing makes aluminium the perfect metal for costume jewellery.

Jun 1, 2022

Winged Ibex Brooch

When was the world's biggest party?

Aug 5, 2021

1980s Galalith Up-Cycled Brooches

Our up-cycled brooches are made of 1980s Galalith, a synthetic plastic material manufactured by the interaction of c...

Apr 27, 2021

Saint Fabiola Brooch

Saint Fabiola is the patron of: divorced people, difficult marriages, victims of abuse; adultery; unfaithfulness, widows; and the Hospice Movement.

Feb 8, 2021

Where do you find your brooches?

This summer I was extremely pleased to be able to source unworn, mint condition brooches from the 1980s via my favourite dealer. Attached to velvet sample cards with an insert noting their serial number, price and date of manufacture these brooches have been a wonderful flashback into the classic styles of the 1980s.

Feb 1, 2021

What is a lapel pin?

Personal, jaunty and often a reflection of interests, associations or souvenirs their popularity only increased with the development of industrial jewellery making techniques in the 1930s.

Feb 11, 2020

What condition is my brooch in?

Audra’s Brooches is a unique collection of vintage or antique brooches, pins and clips. I do not change any of the or...

May 20, 2019

How to keep a brooch from falling off...

All brooch lovers know that we risk losing our favourite pieces every time we pin them on and head to work or play. Find out how to keep a brooch from falling off.

May 20, 2019

Why this thyme?

The herb thyme has a vast and honourable history of symbolism within Eastern and Western civilisations. It is native to central and Eastern Europe and has been consumed for over 3000 years.

May 20, 2019

The brooch that started it all...

A unique example of the highly collectible silver jewellery reflecting the Danish Arts and Crafts style this brooch by Carl Poul Petersen is a true treasure.
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