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Those pear-shape pearls are stunners and the mixture of diamond baquettes, squares and rounds are really gorgeous and give the design such texture. The piece is not only beautiful, but really interesting to look at.
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The pearl and diamond brooch seems like it's art deco period to me.
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It does look art deco and almost like a mini-belfry with the pearls.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: The Cullinans, Part 2: Granny's Chips

That such an exquisite brooch! I absolutely love how Queen Mary wore the diamonds!
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I'll take "chips" these size any day. You have to love the royal definition of "chips"!
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: The Cullinans, Part 3: The Heart-Shaped Brooch

This is absolutely stunning! No wonder it's one of the Queen's favorites!
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And the setting is stunning as well.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: The Cullinans, Part 4: The Pendant Brooch

I absolutely love this brooch! The two large diamonds are exquisite!
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:39 AM
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Any particular reason the Cullinan's are being discussed in the British jewels of the past thread? Mods, could you please move to the appropriate thread, thank you.
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I love the cullinan marque cut diamond pendant on the brooch!
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This brooch is certainly a beauty, it has a sort of antique look to it and the large one only reminds me of Queen Mary.
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The Queen is positively spoils me lately.
For the first two days of her tour of Wales, Queen Elizabeth wore two of my favourite brooches.

During the first day, she opted for the beautiful Jardine Star. The Jardine Star, a gift from Lady Jardine, is one of Her Majesty's favourite brooches.
For the second day, she wore even a grander piece - the aquamarine and diamond clips. Better known as the Cartier Clips, they are also firm favourites. The Cartier clips were eighteenth birthday present to Princess Elizabeth from her parents George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1944.

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Those clips would look gorgeous worn either side of a square or sweetheart neckline.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Sunday Brooch: The True Lover's Knot

Not a fan of this. I dislike the design.
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I love them all and which one would I wear first I think ..... Granny's Chips ... is that what they are called ??? TOTAL LOVE.
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The True Lover's Knot brooch doesn't look exceptional on its own, but when worn appropriately, it is quite stunning.
I do love the design and the craftsmanship a lot.

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Granny's Chips are probably everyone's favourite; simple, beautiful design, plus a LOT of carats (total of 158) to speak for themselves. Who would say no to those?
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This isn't as stylized as the other bow brooches; it just looks like a bunch of jeweled crimped ribbon. While it may look spectacular worn, I favor the more realistic bow brooches.
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Did anyone recognise the brooch Queen Elizabeth wore today?
Looks like an amethyst and diamond brooch to me, and although I'm fairly certain it's not a new one, I've never seen it before.

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That's a lovely piece and those stones do look like amethysts; either it's new or she's pulling out never-seen brooches from the collection.
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Just found more information about the brooch.
It's apparently called the Amethyst Bouquet Brooch. The brooch contains seven amethyst buds, white and yellow ferns and grass, along with twelve pearls from River Tay. It was presumably given to Her Majesty in 1960 after opening the Queen's Bridge in Scotland.

I'd never seen the brooch before so I assume she wears it very rarely; shame, because it's really beautiful.
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