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Old 05-13-2012, 05:51 AM
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Has anyone seen a really high quality picture of the little brooch worn to the tea party for the cast of the Diamond Jubilee Pageant at Windsor Castle on May 11 as seen in this photo:
Queen Elizabeth II Photos - Diamond Jubilee Pageant Tea Party - Zimbio

I can't work out what it might be, unless it is a diamond bar brooch. Ideas anyone?
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:02 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Sunday Brooch: The Centenary Rose

Don't care for this brooch at all! It's not hideous but it's not great to me.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:55 PM
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I have to agree; it reminds me of a piece of petit point tapestry. I never thought I'd have a "meh" reaction to one of HM's brooches, but there's always a first.
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I just saw a picture of the Williamson Pink brooch in Point de Vue en Images. WOW
they said she will be wearing it this summer?
It is a 24 carat pink diamond set she received as a wedding gift, set in a flower brooch.
I will search for an image
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I found an image and it is absolutely beautiful! It will look so lovely on HM this summer. I'd lay a bet that she wears a pastel pink or rose shade with it.

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Here's another pic of the Williamson brooch; a true showstopper:

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image..._brooch_pa.jpg
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The Williamson brooch has to be my favorite. The perfect 23.6 carat pink diamond is just breath-taking in it's gorgeous setting.. Awesome!
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The Williamson is almost painfully beautiful. The pink diamond is obviously a show-stopper in its own right, but Cartier complimented it so well with the setting.
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The whole brooch is gorgeous, the pink diamond a real beauty, but I also love the baguettes in the stem and the marquise stones for the petals. I'm drooling as I'm typing.....
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Thank you for all the images, especially the Royal Collection one.I can't wait to see it on HM
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The Williamson Pink has long been top of my favourites. That pink diamond is breathtaking and when I saw it on display a few years ago, the colour reminded me of a a pale sweat-pea flower. I'm REALLY hoping that the Palace will be selling replica brooches this summer when I visit. I already have their copy of the Australian Wattle and the Flame Lily which are both perfect copies.

PS - my copy of The Queen's Diamonds arrived today - and includes the most gorgeous photo of the Williamson Pink. Of course just about every other page is stunning too. Glad I took advantage of Amazon's amazing price offer to get my copy.
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After re-reading the article about the Williamson Pink, I realized that they were saying we could see the brooch this summer as in it would be "shown" this summer, meaning exhibited! A diamond exhibit called Diamonds, a Jubilee Celebration will be at Buckingham Palace, and many of HM major diamond pieces will be on view!
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The Williamson Pink has long been top of my favourites. That pink diamond is breathtaking and when I saw it on display a few years ago, the colour reminded me of a a pale sweat-pea flower. I'm REALLY hoping that the Palace will be selling replica brooches this summer when I visit. I already have their copy of the Australian Wattle and the Flame Lily which are both perfect copies.

PS - my copy of The Queen's Diamonds arrived today - and includes the most gorgeous photo of the Williamson Pink. Of course just about every other page is stunning too. Glad I took advantage of Amazon's amazing price offer to get my copy.
Lucky you on two counts: that you have replicas of two of HM's brooches and for getting that amazing book. I can only imagine how beautiful the photos of those brooches must be. And have you actually worn those brooches, or do you keep them in your own "royal vault"?
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Lucky you on two counts: that you have replicas of two of HM's brooches and for getting that amazing book. I can only imagine how beautiful the photos of those brooches must be. And have you actually worn those brooches, or do you keep them in your own "royal vault"?
I have worn them indeed, but I'm always sure to use a safety chain too just in case the clasp comes undone. I keep them for very special occasions. I already have tickets for the exhibition at Buckingham Palace and will be going on 5th August.
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I can't quite see; is today's luncheon brooch the Cambridge pearl brooch?
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You are right, the Queen was wearing the Cambridge Pendant Brooch.
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Yes I believe it's the Cambridge pearl drop

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And at the Jubilee Parade, the Queen wore her magnificent Paisley brooch from the QM:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hCHUpPS7oV...EcFqMKkRel.jpg
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For me, the paisley brooch rivals the Williamson brooch as HM's most beautiful. It is just perfectly formed.
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It is such an unusual shape, isn't it? I just love how it swirls outward at the tip.
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