A brooch is a brooch is a brooch, right? Well, not necessarily. Statement pieces, yes, but who wears brooches these days? Some women, sure, but not everyone. Wouldn't it be more versatile as a pendant? That's just my two cents.
Converting brooches into pendants is one of the challenges I love most in my work. A brooch is the perfect centerpiece of a statement necklace. Not delicate at all, and proud of it. Why not be bold? Why not make a statement each and every day.