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Old 09-02-2012, 11:20 PM
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Thanks for the info. It is beautiful - and I had no idea about the diamonds. One advantage to having a number of brooches in the diamond jubilee diamond show is that we are getting to see some of the lesser seen pieces.
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Thank you! Never seen this one before. It's very simple, but also pretty and just perfect for a sporting event.
There are no diamonds on this feather brooch - it is simply blended shades of precious metals:
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Saturday, 7 September, 2002,

George McIntosh, President of the Braemar Royal Highland Society, and Captain Mark Nicholson Laird of Maer Estate also attended.

Mr McIntosh presented the Queen with a brooch from the Society to celebrate her Golden Jubilee.

It came in the form of an eagle's feather fashioned in platinum, white gold and 24 carat gold on silver.

The brooch [is] finely engraved and Jubilee hallmarked with the Queen's head stamped on the back.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:52 PM
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Today at the Windsor Jubilee unveiling:

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Q...FN71A6Y0Rl.jpg

The Kent Amethyst, I think?
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:12 PM
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Today at the Windsor Jubilee unveiling:

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Q...FN71A6Y0Rl.jpg

The Kent Amethyst, I think?
That's indeed one of the brooches from the Kent Amethyst parure.
I wish there were high resolution pictures available. Unfortunately, until the day comes, below is the best picture I have of the brooch.
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That's indeed one of the brooches from the Kent Amethyst parure.
I wish there were high resolution pictures available. Unfortunately, until the day comes, below are the best pictures I have of the brooches.
I love scrolling diamonds above and the linear diamonds on the lower half of this piece. It should not work as well as it does as a design and never fails to make me smile and realize why I am not a designer of great jewels.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:17 PM
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That's indeed one of the brooches from the Kent Amethyst parure.
I wish there were high resolution pictures available. Unfortunately, until the day comes, below is the best picture I have of the brooch.
Do you have pictures or links to pictures of the parure?
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Goodness, but it almost takes my breath away pinned on that lovely colored suit HM is wearing!
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Do you have pictures or links to pictures of the parure?
From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Kent Amethyst Demi-Parure
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Do you have pictures or links to pictures of the parure?
The Queen doesn't really wear the Kent demi-parure all that often. In fact, the only occasion I know of when she wore most of the elements of the parure was on March 26, 1985, during her official visit to Portugal. Since then, she has mostly worn only one of the brooches, with and without pendant drops (usually, without).

- The Queen wearing Kent demi-parure in 1985 (picture 1)
- The Queen wearing Kent demi-parure in 1985 (picture 2)
- The Queen wearing Kent demi-parure in 1985 (picture 3)
- The Queen wearing Kent demi-parure in 1985 (earrings)


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I'm guessing we will see this parure on Camilla & Catherine someday.
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I'm guessing we will see this parure on Camilla & Catherine someday.
It is said Prince Charles is very fond of this parure and amethysts in general, so we'll probably see Camilla wearing the Kent amethyst jewels in future.
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The Queen doesn't really wear the Kent demi-parure all that often. In fact, the only occasion I know of when she wore most of the elements of the parure was on March 26, 1985, during her official visit to Portugal. Since then, she has mostly worn only one of the brooches, with and without pendant drops (usually, without).

- The Queen wearing Kent demi-parure in 1985 (picture 1)
- The Queen wearing Kent demi-parure in 1985 (picture 2)
- The Queen wearing Kent demi-parure in 1985 (picture 3)
- The Queen wearing Kent demi-parure in 1985 (earrings)


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Thank you both for the links and pictures. I love amethyst. I think they will look great on Camilla. If Catherine wears any part of the parure, I think she should be in lavender or a light shade of pink and not a darker color.
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Goodness, but it almost takes my breath away pinned on that lovely colored suit HM is wearing!
My sentiments exactly.
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My sentiments exactly.
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I would like to see Catherine in the hair combs. Soon.
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I would like to see Catherine in the hair combs. Soon.
I'd prefer a TIARA - but good idea! What is current protocol on use of diamond and amethyst hair combs? Only after 5 pm? Only at state occasions? If one only wore one, would it be ok for an afternoon event, like a tea party?

Is there a forum for royal jewel protocol?
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I'd prefer a TIARA - but good idea! What is current protocol on use of diamond and amethyst hair combs? Only after 5 pm? Only at state occasions? If one only wore one, would it be ok for an afternoon event, like a tea party?

Is there a forum for royal jewel protocol?
This is something that I would like to know as well. I don't think there are any photos of them (otherwise, I'm sure Order of Splendor would have included them in that article linked above), but given the age of this parure I wouldn't be surprised if they were rather large.
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The Amethyst set is gorgeous!
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Kent Amethyst hair combs have never actually been seen.
We know they exist (or existed) but they have never been on a public occasion.

There is no protocol on wearing hair combs; since they are fairly "dressy" pieces (diamonds + amethysts), one would expect them to be worn on evening engagements, when hair ornaments are appropriate. However, I'd say the occasions to wear them are far more often than, say, a tiara. It's just no one really does wear hair combs in our times, do they?
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The swedish royal ladies wear beautiful hair combs for evening occasions (for example, there are 2 beautiful diamond and sapphires haircombs in the Leuchtenberg parure). Usually they wear them when they have their hair up. Maybe Queen Elizabeth has never worn them because she has shorter hair and always the same hairstyle.
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