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By J.P. Anderson | November 20, 2015 | Watches & Jewelry
Glittering with gemstones, these vintage pins provide an exquisite accent to any fall outfit, says Chicago fashionista Ikram Goldman.
Set of three brooches (price on request). Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000
Vintage fashions are always in style—and that’s why boutique owner Ikram Goldman is so passionate about her favorite recent find, a set of three gorgeous hand-enameled brooches encrusted with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. Discovered through an antiques dealer, the ’50s-era pins are a perfect finishing touch, says Goldman, and one of her most exciting pieces for fall.
“These are not your typical kind of jewelry piece,” she says. “It’s not costume jewelry and it’s not fine jewelry—it’s the combination of both beauty and whimsy together. I see them being worn in a multitude of ways: on a very simple black dress, on a beautiful tailored jacket, on a coat, as a black-tie piece. Each one stands alone, but the three are really impactful together. I also love that they’re butterflies and dragonflies; there’s a fun element to the idea of having something alive on you, something that you’d normally be constantly blocking away—unless, of course, they’re made of diamonds and beautiful colorful stones like these."
photography by neil burger