The swinging sixties did for the brooch. We consigned it to history along with nylons, suspenders, gloves-with-everything and stiletto-heeled shoes – in the miniskirt revolution, nobody wanted to look like a lady.
Two beauties due to be auctioned at Sotheby’s this week take the form of butterflies. There’s a sapphire and diamond example, its wings pave-set with circular-cut sapphires accented with lines of brilliant-cut diamonds, the finishing touch – ruby eyes (€4,050-€5,400)....
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