Dear brooch since ancient times inlaid with rubies, diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones. Fashion trends have influenced the shape and design of brooches. Brooches Baroque differed pomp and strict symmetry. Artistic taste followers rococo style dictated other requirements to the form of brooches: they abound in exquisite detail and the effects of asymmetry.
In the late 18th century were popular brooches with miniature portraits in the form of a circle or oval, in the first half of the 19th century - a model with filigree (revived the fashion of them Italian jeweler Pio Castellani). Art Nouveau again proclaimed the most exquisite products with cameos, enamel inserts and intricate frames. Today, there are new and revived old decors brooches: motives tapes, woven branches, flowers, butterflies and many fantasy elements.