I love the word brooch. I want to be French in my next life. Brooches and pins have become interchangeable, but the brooch, originally was used to hold a garment closed. (i.e. my"Emperor's New Belt") Be inventive -dangle a charm over a shoulder or off a boot zipper, pin a garter to the front of a skirt, or favorite hat! Fables sterling silver jewelry is made in the good ole USA.