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Now the Rose Spray Brooch is just a stunner. I can't help being more attracted to the ones in her collection that are visibly studded with gems in comparison to the Chelsea Iris brooch where smaller stones are used for detail and most of the pin consists of metal work.
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Now the Rose Spray Brooch is just a stunner. I can't help being more attracted to the ones in her collection that are visibly studded with gems in comparison to the Chelsea Iris brooch where smaller stones are used for detail and most of the pin consists of metal work.
That particular rose brooch is often seen at Commonwealth related events or venues, so I normally call it the Commonwealth Rose.
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If you're going to spend £40,000 and use 126 precious stones, surely you have to put them front and centre. Not around the outer edges where we can't see them. If you've got it, flaunt it I say.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:14 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Sunday Brooch: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

This is one of my favorites! It has such an exquisite, timeless and classic design. I love the dangling part of it. The Canadian tribute is very beautiful too but I don't like the Chelsea Flower brooch.
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The lovely Sunday brooch aside (although I really like it, especially the full version), the article also mentions another new brooch gifted to Her Majesty this year, which is a news to me.
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The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery gave the Queen a gold and platinum brooch featuring their regiment's symbol over a maple leaf with a "60" in the centre. The brooch has 60 diamonds as well as a sapphire, emeralds and rubies
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It think it's just beautiful, and personally I like it a lot more than the Chelsea Iris brooch.
Now, the real question is, how are we going to name this one?

Edit - By general consensus, we hereby name this brooch Canadian Regiment Brooch (thanks to Baroness of Books for the suggestion).

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QV's diamond jubilee brooch is just a stunner; the dangling part reminds me of a very glittery playground swing! And I realized that when it's removed, the brooch can be worn vertically as well as horizontally so QM can get a couple of versatile looks from this.

And, sorry to say, the more I look at the Chelsea Iris brooch the more it leaves me flat. Maybe it would look better worn, but it doesn't seem to photograph well. While I like the idea of a brooch commemorating the Chelsea Flower Show, it just looks like a solid piece of metal, albeit expensive, which is why I love her jewel-encrusted brooches so much better. But, alas, the days of gifting big brooches bursting with gems might be over.

I do like the Canadian brooch a lot and think I'll throw the name of Canadian Royal Regiment brooch or Canadian Regiment brooch into the pot of possible names for it (does it have to include artillery?).
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The excellent MagMil posted about this wonderful Canadian brooch in the QEII/DoE current events thread in December. Here's a link that she provided with a little more info on it:

Queen Elizabeth given early Diamond Jubilee brooch from Canada | News | National Post

The Chelsea Flower Show brooch does very little for me. For £40,000 I'd be hoping for something more than that.
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I do like the Canadian brooch a lot and think I'll throw the name of Canadian Royal Regiment brooch or Canadian Regiment brooch into the pot of possible names for it (does it have to include artillery?).
Nope, it doesn't have to; Canadian Regiment brooch sounds great to me. Certainly, a lot better than Artillery brooch.

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The excellent MagMil posted about this wonderful Canadian brooch in the QEII/DoE current events thread in December. Here's a link that she provided with a little more info on it:

Queen Elizabeth given early Diamond Jubilee brooch from Canada | News | National Post
Thanks for the article, EIIR and of course, MagMil!
I wasn't even a member back in December, so missed that article.

I have to say, the Canadian Regiment brooch is a lot better than the Chelsea Iris. At least, you can actually see all the stones!
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That Chelsea Iris brooch does nothing for me. I have better brooches. I do love the Canadian Regiment brooch though. The diamond Jubilee brooch with the swag of diamonds and center pearl makes me swoon....divine!!
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May 30 Brooch

May I please ask, was that the Thistle Brooch Her Majesty wore to dine with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on 30 May 2012? It was a lovely little piece and one I had not seen before. Does anyone know the history of the brooch?
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May I please ask, was that the Thistle Brooch Her Majesty wore to dine with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on 30 May 2012? It was a lovely little piece and one I had not seen before. Does anyone know the history of the brooch?
Have a look at these posts (post 1, post 2).
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Lovely to see that the art-deco cabochon sapphire has appeared today at the Derby races. Not seen that one for a while.
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That brooch is stunning. Do we know the background on it? This is from the Epsom Derby today.
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That brooch is stunning. Do we know the background on it? This is from the Epsom Derby today.
This exquisite brooch was a wedding present to Queen Mary when she married George V (they were Duke & Duchess of York at the time) from the Russian Emperor and Empress - there are bracelets too!!
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That brooch is stunning. Do we know the background on it? This is from the Epsom Derby today.
That's one of my favourite brooches - Queen Mary's Russian Brooch.
It was originally given by Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia to Princess May of Teck (later Queen Mary) as a wedding present in 1893. The brooch has a large square-cut diamond and square cabochon sapphire set in a scroll frame of round diamonds. The Empress later asked her husband, Alexander III, to add a matching sapphire and diamond bracelet to the gift. The Queen inherited the brooch in 1953, when Queen Mary passed away.
Because of the unusual design, different royal ladies have worn it both vertically and horizontally.
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What a beautiful brooch!
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Beautiful stones and setting; looks like an art deco design. And I like that it can be worn in two ways.
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I absolutely LOVE this brooche -thanks so much for the information. I can't remember seeing it before?
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I absolutely LOVE this brooche -thanks so much for the information. I can't remember seeing it before?
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The brooch as actually been worn quite extensively by three generations of royal ladies - Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and Elizabeth II.

Queen Mary wore it both vertically and horizontally. In this picture from 1925, she wears the brooch horizontally and on her collar.
Queen Elizabeth mostly wears it vertically and paired with a blue outfit. She has worn it from early years of her reign as in this picture, to recent times as in this picture, and this one.
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Digging once again into your massive archives to satisfy our jewel lust, Artemisia! Thank you for all the images and info.
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