Pins and brooches have been around for times immemorial. The recent splurge of these items as jewelry and extravagant accessory is just a mere show of fashion. But if you flip the pages of history, you will find that, once upon a time, the use and custom of wearing pins or brooches was of great significance. The most recent display of this sophistication was made by the Queen Elizabeth II, who prestigiously adorned a beautiful brooch at her 90th birthday celebration.
However, in the old days, pins were primarily used to tie two pieces of clothing together or hold a silky-like fabric in its place. It was a very functional need that gave rose to this modern-day ornamental piece of art. According to texts from times bygone, pins and brooches were initially made of thorns before the creation of metal pins; which date back to the times of Bronze Age.