1960s Rhinestone Vintage Peacock Brooch

This unusual and elegant brooch will add originality and vintage style to your wardrobe. It dates from the 1960s and is unsigned.

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The Details...

This large silver tone brooch features round, faceted diamantes of varying sizes and teardrop, faceted diamantes. All of the stones are claw set and assembled in the form of a stylised 'peacock‚Äô. Part of the brooch is a pendant, which moves when the wearer walks. The brooch has a round safety catch fastening and round hinge fitting. This brooch is 7cm high and 4.5cm wide. 

A Short History...

Glamourous and affordable diamante jewellery was still prevelant in the 1960s, even though the post-war necessity for it had obviously waned. Featuring stones in outlandish sizes, this form of jewellery was referred to as 'cocktail' because it was commonly worn to a way of gathering together that was becoming increasingly popular - the cocktail party. This 'cocktail' brooch also demonstrate the revival of Art Nouveau shapes and styles during the 1960s. The organic forms fitting in well with the hippie aesthetics of the time and were popularised by the jewellery styles worn by Audrey Hepburn in the film 'My Fair Lady', which was set during the early 1900s, but released in 1964. 

Wear it With...

Brooches are an exceptionally simple way to add instant vintage styling to any look and interest to plain materials. Pin this piece onto a hat, lapel, collar, cuff, scarf, sleeve, waistline or bag - wear alone or with a selection. The diamante in this piece means that it would work well pinned to a bridal gown or attached to the ribbon that ties a wedding bouquet together for an additional glamorous detail.

  • Colour Diamante, Silver
  • Era 1960s
  • Occasion Bridal, Cocktail and Evening, Wedding Guest
  • Trend Mid-Century Chic, One with Nature