Islamic Gems is an American based online boutique that sells unique, classic looking hijab jewellery and accessories. I was sent a piece from their Ithnain collection to review - the Ithanin I Royal Blue. It retails for $42 USD, but is currently on sale for $18.99.
I have quite a few vintage brooches (actual vintage - not two dollar cheapness made in China circa 2004) that I
stole borrowed from my mum and haven't bothered to return. I love brooches because they really do add a certain charm and sophistication to an otherwise plain hijab. I don't wear them with patterned hijabs because that creates too much going on at the one place.
This one is cool because because of the hanging chain, which allows you to cover a lot more space than a one-piece brooch would. I think it is very elegant. An important feature of this design is that the chain is long, because I have never seen the point in hijab charms with a tiny little chain that goes nowhere. The metal used in this piece is strong, not at all flimsy and won't break apart easily. The stones are also glued in well and don't budge no matter how hard I try with my fingers. (I hate when I buy jewellery of any kind and the stones fall out a few days later.) Overall, the pin is very strong and secure and very well made.