“ Manufacturer: ASOS / Type: Brooch „
I like to shop online as opposed to battling my way along the high street, and ASOS is one of my favourite retailers. I usually browse their site whenever there is a good sale going on, or if I am looking for something specific. I found this gorgeous brooch in the Jewellery section where it was reduced from the RRP of £6.00 to just £4.00. I thought it looked stylish and unique so I added it to my order. Unfortunately for others, it seems to have sold out now. I don't wear a lot of jewellery and prefer to dress up my outfits with statement accessories such as hats, bags and scarves. However, I am recently becoming more and more fond of brooches as they are practical to use as well as looking pretty. This horse is a lovely piece and reminds me of old fashioned carousel horses. ASOS say: "ABOUT ME - Enamel and metal. LOOK AFTER ME - To maintain appearance and condition of costume jewellery, avoid contact with liquids or perfume." The brooch has a gold coloured metal backing with a long pin attached on the reverse side. The pin has a swivel closure so the sharp end it tucked in firmly and securely to avoid any potentially painful accidents. The front of the brooch is coloured with enamel and has shiny gold detailing. The main black colour of the horse gives a good base colour that will complement most other colours and should suit a variety of outfits. The level of attention to detail is actually very impressive for such a cheap item, there are some intricate highlights picked out and the embellishment looks very classy. As well as having a pin back, the brooch also has a small loop at the centre top, just above the saddle. This allows you to run a thin chain through it and use as a pendant for a necklace. If you're the creative type you may happen to have a pair of pliers and some jump rings lying around, in which case you can simply attach a jump ring to the loop on the brooch and this will give you a more even placement to insert a necklace chain through. The brooch is fairly lightweight considering that it is a reasonable size and measures approximately 2" x 2". This is good as it does not pull against fabrics and can be worn on most garments except for any real delicates such as silk or fine wool. This is a fun and quirky looking piece that is stylish in an original, individual way. It would be great for those with a playful sense of style, and would make a lovely gift. I am sure that little girls would adore this beautiful brooch as well. This is a really lovely piece of jewellery that I am very happy with. It stands out without looking brash, and I have received many nice compliments about it.