Brooches are decorative jewelry used to accentuate clothes and hats, and fasten shawls and hoods to garments. They are made with metal backings or clutches for fastening to the garment. They can be adorned with precious stones, pearls, and crystals. They are available in different shapes and designs.
The term “brooch” is derived from the French term “broche” meaning skewer. Historically, brooches were worn by both men and women.