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Classic items show timeless appeal

Brooches are no longer a fashion staple for your grandmother. Brooches are back in style, thanks to United States first lady Michelle Obama's penchant for fun and ornate pins.

Monday, 22 November, 2010, 12:00am

5 great: brooches

Add an eccentric touch to your outfit with this quirky, multicoloured sequinned hand. Brooch (HK$1,900) by Christophe Coppens from On Pedder, Wheelock House, Central, tel: 2118 3489

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Daisy chain

Reaching back into its archives for inspiration, Georg Jensen is set to release a jewellery collection based on its Daisy - a brooch created in 1940 to commemorate the birth of Denmark's Crown Princess Margrethe.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Costume jewellery

It's a common misconception that costume jewellery is just for fun and only has special significance to its owner. Experts disagree as they point out that certain pieces can appreciate over time. 'In terms of investment, look for costume jewellery from specialist labels, meaning they are not a secondary component to a ready-to-wear line,' says Valerie Chow from On Pedder.

24 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Putting on the glitz: Animal magic

From Cartier panthers to Van Cleef butterflies and Tiffany dragonflies, animals have long been an inspiration for jewellers.

9 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Cherry Chau

An insider's guide to your favourite fashion brands

How did it start?

Hong Kong-born Cherry Rene-Bazin attended the London College of Fashion, where she spent three years studying design, millinery and embroidery.

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am


Full skirts and floral-print dresses are guaranteed to make you the belle of the ball. But make sure you stand out from the crowd by adding a twist to your outfit.

Wedge sandals ($1,580) from Max & Co.

Strappy sandals ($1,780) from i Blues.

Floral-print dress ($2,450) from D&G.

27 Feb 2005 - 12:00am


Stand out from the crowd in emerald, jade or chartreuse items, topped off with a brooch or a touch of metallic detailing. Admirers will be green with envy.

Lambswool wrap top ($395) from Sisley.

Flower brooch with chain belt ($250) from b+ab.

7 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Brooch-ing the subject

Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve, with the latest souvenir you can pin it on your chest.

Where to buy: Shui Hing department stores in Central and Mongkok.

Description: Cloisonne brooches with various Hong Kong scenes making up five Chinese characters which spell out heung gong wui gwai yat - 'Hong Kong's day of return'.

26 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Brooching the subject

One of Hong Kong's hippest jewellers has jumped on the handover souvenir bandwagon.

Where to buy: Kai-Yin Lo Limited in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Pacific Place shopping mall and the Peninsula Hotel.

Description: Bauhinia flower pendants and Special Administrative Region emblem brooches in either 18K gold or silver.

6 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Art for heart's sake

ANYONE looking for novel ideas for Valentine's Day presents need look no further than the Metropolitan Museum of Art Shop in Prince's Building and its range of quality gifts based on the New York museum's collection.

5 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Debt cut to fuel economic revival

MANY years ago, Roman merchants travelled north to trade for ''Baltic gold''.

Today, tourists buy the same gold as souvenirs.

The gold is amber, a resin from coniferous trees that used to line the Baltic coast and that, over the centuries, has fossilised to become a brittle, golden mineral.

3 May 1994 - 12:00am