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Old 04-01-2011, 03:18 PM
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That's a real ornament; it's very pretty and matches the outfit excellently.
This is the Australian Hibiscus brooch - formerly property of the Queen Mother. A stunner ....
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:14 AM
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An absolutely beautiful brooch!
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:26 AM
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The Prince Albert sapphire has made another outing after some years safe in the vaults. I haven't traced it last year, so I think it has to be said it is a very weird sight.
I just saw the latest pictures of her visit to Cambridge. Also nice to see Lady Diana Farnham with her, another nice lady together with The Queen.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:26 AM
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The Prince Albert sapphire has made another outing after some years safe in the vaults. I haven't traced it last year, so I think it has to be said it is a very weird sight.
I just saw the latest pictures of her visit to Cambridge. Also nice to see Lady Diana Farnham with her, another nice lady together with The Queen.
The brooch looks lovely!
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:44 AM
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The Prince Albert sapphire has made another outing after some years safe in the vaults.
Here is the brooch on its most recent foray out of the vaults.

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Old 04-29-2011, 01:24 PM
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HM wore the True Lovers Knot brooch today at the royal wedding. Any news about its provenance?
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:14 PM
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I would love to know more about the Queen's wedding day brooch as well, thank you Muriel, for giving its name. That's a start.
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:18 PM
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Leslie Field has basically no information on the brooch apart from identifying it as "Queen Mary's True Lover's Knot Brooch" and describing it as "A large diamond bow in a 'true lover's knot' design with scalloped edges and pendant tassels."

From the Royal Collection website:
The Lover’s Knot Brooch
"The brooch is set in gold and silver with brilliant-cut diamonds and the tail of each ribbon is made with two articulated joints to allow movement. The largest of five bow brooches in Queen Mary’s collection, it was bequeathed to The Queen in 1953."

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It was Queen Mary's Lovers Knot, but at first sight, I thought it was something other, because the seen of the brooch on 29/04/11 was so "golden" and not sparkling as it was eg on Remembrance Day 2010 when HM The Queen used it as well?
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The Prince Albert sapphire has made another outing after some years safe in the vaults. I haven't traced it last year, so I think it has to be said it is a very weird sight.
I just saw the latest pictures of her visit to Cambridge. Also nice to see Lady Diana Farnham with her, another nice lady together with The Queen.
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...1&d=1304091779
The Prince Albert sapphire is gorgeous and the blue colour matched that particular outfit perfectly.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:01 AM
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The Prince Albert sapphire is gorgeous and the blue colour matched that particular outfit perfectly.
Indeed! I do think it is a very special brooch.
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Her Majesty the Queen has worn another beautiful brooch yesterday in Newmarket:
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Her Majesty the Queen has worn another beautiful brooch yesterday in Newmarket:
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Thanks for posting Alyend. It is impressive. Is that a jewel of some kind in her hat or is it just a large pin to hold the flowers in her hat?
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:42 PM
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It's possibly both, a jewel and a pin...a lightly-jewelled hat pin, with precious or sem-precious stones. Who knows? We probably never will.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:26 AM
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The Queen in Ireland: bomb found on bus hours before historic state visit - Telegraph

HM is wearing the paisley brooch (from QEQM) on Day 1 of the trip to Ireland.
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HM is wearing the paisley brooch (from QEQM) on Day 1 of the trip to Ireland.
I don't think she was - that was an old photo attached to the press article.
However, on her gown for tonight's dinner there appears to be a new jewel which I don't recognise at present.
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I don't think she was - that was an old photo attached to the press article.
However, on her gown for tonight's dinner there appears to be a new jewel which I don't recognise at present.
To me it looks like a diamond harp?
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The Prince Albert sapphire is gorgeous and the blue colour matched that particular outfit perfectly.
Oh, yesm the Albert Sapphire is a fine specimin of Ceylon blue...mined out. If you want one of any size, it'll have to be from the secondary market. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
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To me it looks like a diamond harp?
Certainly seems to be a new diamond harp brooch. Not something I recall ever seeing before so another ofr hte collection I think!
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:42 AM
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I don't think she was - that was an old photo attached to the press article.
My mistake, you are right.
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