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Old 03-19-2013, 08:56 AM
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From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: Empress Marie Feodorovna's Sapphire Brooch

This brooch is magnificent! The color of that sapphire is beautiful and the design is just classic. One of my favorites from the Queen.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:38 PM
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The Queen wore one of her favourite brooches of the last couple of years, the Frosted Sunflower Brooch, for the today's engagement with the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Old 03-20-2013, 02:15 PM
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This is such a beautiful brooch! It's a dahlia however.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:24 PM
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This is such a beautiful brooch! It's a dahlia however.
The brooch is known both as Frosted Sunflower and Gold Dahlia. The first name is the one it is most commonly known under though.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:55 PM
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Is it? I would love to know where as in all the reference books I have read it is always listed as a dahlia ! The only place I have ever seen it called a sunflower was on the Royal Sartorial ... Site.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:53 AM
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It has always been referred to as Frosted Sunflower here, RJWMB and all other sources I was able to find but one.
What reference books mention this brooch? I'd really love to know.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:11 AM
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I've never seen this brooch, and it's lovely. Thank you for posting the picture.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:31 AM
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I've never seen this brooch, and it's lovely. Thank you for posting the picture.
This gold flower (whether you want to call it a Sunflower [which it does not resemble] or a Dahlia [which it does] ) it is actually one of HMs favourites and is worn quite often every year. Maybe it doesn't get noticed as much as the big flashy stones.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:48 PM
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From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Queen Mother's Ruby and Diamond Bouquet Brooch

Not one of my favorites but it is a very lovely and elegant brooch.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:56 PM
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Nice, but I prefer the birth of PC Flower Basket.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:17 PM
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From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Gold Trellis Brooch

Very interesting brooch, I like the delicacy of it. Not one of my favorites but I do admire how unique it is.
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Wow, at first glance it looked like a bumblebee to me!
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I've never noticed that brooch before,it looks quite delicate!
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I really like HM's Frosted Sunflower Brooch, and the Queen Mother's Ruby and Diamond Bouquet Brooch is quite pretty and elegant IMO. However, I don't really like the Gold Trellis Brooch- the silver lilies are pretty but I wouldn't put them on the top of it. The shape of the brooch looks like a sort of butterfly to me.
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the silver lilies are pretty
they are diamond
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:43 AM
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From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Gold Trellis Brooch

Very interesting brooch, I like the delicacy of it. Not one of my favorites but I do admire how unique it is.
I love the folded-net part but also the delicate Arum lilies with their central stamen of rubies. Took me a long time to see that amount of detail, but the rubies account for why it is so often worn on red or pink outfits.
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they are diamond
I knew they were diamonds, I was referring to their color. If I had said diamond lilies, then perhaps that would've been better.
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Abu Dhabi brooch pictured in middle of group of 5

[QUOTE=salma;1167620]Abu Dhabi & Oman Trip 2010 Brooches

Salma - do you know which brooch is the one shown in middle of your collage of brooches worn during the Queen's Abu Dhabi trip in Nov 2010? I want to add a name to my list! Thanks!
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The Jardine Star brooch reappeared today at the Easter Sunday service in Windsor
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Love that brooch; the Jardine is one of my all-time favorites.
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