How do you account for the gap between the two halves?
: I agree with Nellie that many, many sets of
: clips have fittings to form a brooch. And
: dare I say that clips and the frames which
: are provided to join them into brooches vary
: enormously. I find the versatility of some
: types of clips eye opening.
: A number of clip brooches had sharp prong
: type pins (as opposed to the rounded ends of
: those in the clips I provided links to in my
: earlier post.) For example see
: Clips with such pins allow them to be worn
: on hats etc and not necessarily as clips
: attached to the necklines of dresses. I
: suspect that any clips attached to hats had
: to have either pointed prongs or a standard
: brooch fitting.
: Nellie's opinion --- that the brooch, which
: Baxter has called a geometric brooch, ---
: may be a set of clips may be correct. I do
: not deny that, but I do have reservations
: about whether the current Duchess wore the
: jewel/s as clips on her suit coat in 2003.
: To me it seems that the jewel/s worn by the
: Duchess was/were utilised as one jewel,
: either as a single piece or as clips joined
: by a frame - as I indicated in my earlier
: Obviously what constitutes a
: "clasp" has several different
: meanings, and will depend on the context or
: a person's interpretation of what
: constitutes a clasp.
: The current Duchess of Gloucester wore
: another jewel, a floral brooch, to join the
: edges of the same suit on a separate
: occasion. In my opinion the brooch was used
: as a clasp on that occasion, even though
: most would call it a brooch in normal
: My point is --- any item with a pin
: attachment can be a clasp on clothing. A
: clasp attachment on a necklace, bracelet etc
: is another matter.
: --Previous Message--
: I thought that many pairs of clips come with
: a fitting to form a brooch.
: Not unusual.
: Edit: actually, to form a clasp.
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