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brooch (noun) a piece of jewelry in the form of an ornamental clasp.
An ornament used to fix one's clothes or an item of dress in position is a brooch. Women use it mostly to fix one part of the dress on another, or to hold the dress in position.
- As she danced with her husband at the party, the brooch, pinned on to the shoulder of her expensive dress glittered in the brilliant light of the illuminated hall.
- She inherited the diamond-studded brooch from her aunt, and she always makes it a point to wear it on party occasions.