The Rise of Brooches with Walton's Jewelry

Jun 24, 2024 at 10:16 am by RMGadmin

Victorian Watch Chain ($1,525), Art Nouveau Stick Pins ($865 & $245)
Victorian Pearl & Diamond Brooch ($1,250)
Art Deco Brook & Son Diamond Brooch ($38,000)
Art Deco Diamond Leaf Brooch ($12,200)

The Rise of this Must-Have Accessory

By Julie Walton Garland  |  Co-Owner, Walton's Jewelry

As summer sweeps into Williamson County, a season of sophisticated garden parties and outdoor weddings is heating up. Dressing up without adding layers can be a challenge, but one that’s easily solved – yes, even for men – with a carefully curated jewelry wardrobe that includes brooches and stick pins.
With a rich history, these accessories have been part of men’s fashion for millennia. Dating back to ancient civilizations, brooches served as practical fasteners for garments among royalty, clergy and other elites. They became a staple in men’s fashion during the Victorian period and continued to be popular through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, adorned by notable figures like Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill.
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in brooches as menswear. Fashion designers and jewelry enthusiasts appreciate their versatility, further establishing their place in men’s formal wear. These accessories can be worn on lapels, collars, pockets, scarves, hats or even messenger bags, allowing for creativity and individual expression.
Whether cherished as sentimental heirlooms passed down through generations or as contemporary fashion statements, brooches and stick pins remain a timeless and trendy way to reflect your story and personal style.
With centuries of history in our Downtown Franklin showroom, we invite you to find inspiration or perhaps a new piece for your wardrobe with the help of our GIA-trained experts at our Main Street location or