Men’s Brooches

Nick Jonas wears a brooch from the Chopard Haute Joaillerie collection featuring a 19.95-carat black opal set in 18k yellow gold and colored titanium.

The Brooch has splashed back into fashion in a big way, and we are not just talking about for women. Men are gracing the red carpet and elsewhere accessorizing with flair. We hope that this trend lasts!

Women have long spent thousands of dollars on gowns, jewelry, hair & makeup, shoes, etc. to make an appearance at events. The resultant photos are often a sea of stunning looks that took hours to perfect, and then a row of men in tuxedos. There are some that shake up the classic tux look to be sure, but it is the overwhelming majority. Re-enter the brooch, catching the eye in the image, adding a flash of gorgeous distinction. Give us more exciting jewelry to watch for, we are always here for that.

I said splashed back onto the scene, but really it’s been more of a leak that has been building for the last couple of years on the red carpets.  This look doesn’t need to remain on the red carpet, it can be an addition to any more formal men’s look! We would love to see them at weddings, parties, galas, etc. This seems like a more approachable way for some men to get into wearing fine jewelry.

From The New York Times: “Rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces necessarily interact with fingers, earlobes, wrists, and throat, posing limitations on the jeweler. But “a brooch is independent of the body,” said Lori Ettlinger Gross, a jewelry historian in New York. Like a painting or sculpture, it’s a nonverbal statement, a small sandwich board — as the brooch-wearing diplomat Madeleine Albright has repeatedly demonstrated, strategically wielding pieces from her sizable collection first as ambassador to the United Nations and then as secretary of state.”



Chadwick Boseman in a bronze and black brocade suit, with multiple brooches on his lapel.
Chadwick Boseman at the 2019 Golden Globes. 

Diamonds reflect light and there is nothing that we need more right now than more sources of light in the world. Let’s take a look at some of the glorious examples of this trend!

From The Hollywood Reporter in 2019: “On the jacket’s lapel, Boseman and his stylist, Ashley Weston, added a trio of clips from the Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Collection. Based on pieces created by famed French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger, the three clips – dubbed Five Leaves, Paris Flames and Floral Leaves – are crafted in 18-karat yellow gold and platinum and embellished with white diamonds, and are priced between $12,800 and $23,000 each.”

Jason Momoa in a green suit with a emerald and diamond brooch on his lapel.
The “Aquaman” star’s stylist, Jeanne Yang, added a $250,000 emerald and diamond Cartier pin to Momoa’s suit jacket.


Timothée Chalamet wore this vintage 1955 Cartier brooch on the red carpet for the 2020 Academy Awards.


John Legend at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2019.
In 2019, John Legend wore a Dennis Tsui brooch of diamonds, blue sapphires, and a large yellow sapphire set in white gold. The brooch was named the Galaxy Pin.

I love it, what do you think? Will you be getting a man in your life a brooch this holiday season? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Written by Kayti Kawachi

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