Now it`s hard to believe, but in the blessed 50`s – the time of ideal housewives – the main female adornment was a brooch. On a pin or clip, this jewel was attached to dresses, coats and jackets. Then the flagship of the jewelry fashion Van Cleef & amp; Arpels came up with an ironic and cute collection of brooch-animals, which can still be found at auctions. True, now it is not necessary – on the wave of the return of brooches to the fashion podium VCA returned to the topic of cute animals and updated their precious zoo. The collection of Lucky Animals includes brooches in the form of a hummingbird, a lion cub, a dove, a hedgehog, owls, squirrels, a hare and, of course, dogs and cats. In the ornaments, mother of pearl and colored gems – malachite, lapis lazuli, onyx, tiger`s eye.
And this is how Van Cleef & amp; Arpels then (1950`s) and now: