The brooch as a jewel form has been somewhat undervalued in recent years. Commonly perceived as being out of sync with contemporary tastes, its often-baroque nature is often dismissed as being too narrative rich for simpler, cleaner tastes. But brooche.
It may be your grandmother's brooch but you don't have to wear like she did. Use a brooch as a closure for a coat. Read the post for other creative ways to incorporate brooches in your modern wardrobe.