Van Cleef & Arpels Papyrus brooch (left) features sapphires, emeralds, garnets, tourmalines, lapis lazuli, white cultured pearls, and diamonds set in 18-karat white gold. Van Cleef & Arpels Paon brooch (right) features emeralds, sapphires, white cultured pearls, chrysoprase, and diamonds set in 18-karat white and yellow gold. Maison Ladurée macarons, pistachio flavour.

The Sweet Revival of the Brooch

Statement piece.

Brooches are enjoying a revival, and most importantly, they have shed their reputation as being reserved for women of a certain age. The jewellery piece has evolved into a staple statement not just for special occasions but also for the everyday. The style evolution of this classic accessory transcends gender with the likes of John Legend, Timothée Chalamet, and Regé-Jean Page pinning a high-jewellery brooch (or even multiples) on their jacket of late. For this season, adorn your outfit with any one of these brooches and pack a statement in the most sophisticated of ways.


Cartier high-jewellery brooch with diamonds, emeralds, and onyx set in 18-karat white gold. Maison Ladurée macarons, salted caramel and coffee flavours.

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Bird on a Rock brooches, one a 57-carat amethyst, the other a 44-carat green tourmaline, both with diamonds and pink sapphire for the bird’s eye. Set in yellow gold and platinum. Maison Ladurée macarons, vanilla flavour.

Chanel N°5 Signature Bottle brooch, created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the N°5 fragrance, features 175 diamonds set in white gold. Maison Ladurée macarons, raspberry flavour.

Food Stylist Catherine MacFadyen; Assistant Photographer Peter Olson; Retoucher Madeline Murray; Producer Paige Robertson