Van Cleef & Arpels advertisement for snowflake brooches (1946)
Nice example of how to wear a set of vintage brooches, one little bigger than the other, like the snowflakes
set of 18K gold and diamond snowflake brooches
How to wear vintage jewelry like these snowflake brooches? In the 1940s brooches were worn together as a set. In a Paris auction, I bought this lovely set of 2 small snowflake brooches. One is a little bigger than the other. Snowflakes were extremely popular after the war. Van Cleef & Arpels introduced them in 1946. Here you can see 2 advertisements of how to wear them: The lady with the snowflake brooches on her hat is from VCA and the other lady with a set of diamond clovers are from the House of Trifari.