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Old 06-05-2013, 06:42 PM
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Brazilian Aquamarine Brooch
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:56 PM
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That aquamarine brooch is very stunning. One of my favorite brooches from HM.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:24 PM
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I think this is the first time I've seen this brooch worn. That is a whopper of a stone and an amazing color. It's so huge and you can see how the setting is so wide it juts out from HM's lapel.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:08 AM
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Very nice brooch The Queen is wearing at Royal Ascot today. Any info on it?
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:11 AM
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Information on the brooch HMQ wore on Day 1 @ Ascot

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: Royal Ascot, Day One)
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:05 PM
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Another mystery brooch for Ascot Day 2

This one today has me stumped - anyone any ideas

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Old 06-19-2013, 02:10 PM
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You are not alone - my "go to" site thinks it is possibly QEQMs. Here is a try at a close up.

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Old 06-19-2013, 03:30 PM
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I miss Artemisia for her vast knowledge of these jewels. It's a lovely designed brooch.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:55 PM
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Well, it gives us a new puzzle to look into. I don't recall QEQM ever wearing anything like this, although I agree that his looks more Art-Deco than it does "modern". How intriguing!
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:59 PM
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Has anyone heard from ~Artemesia
Yeah, i was wondering about that too... her site hasn't been updated in a while either...
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:02 PM
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No on Artemisia - I ws on her blog about a week or so ago.

ROSS on the brooch today: From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: "New" Diamond and Emerald Brooch
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OoS named it The Art Deco Diamond and Emerald Brooch.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:07 PM
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I wonder if it came from the Greville Inheritance. Other commentators on the blog think it has an Indian look about it. I don't think it looks quite like Art Deco.
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This one today has me stumped - anyone any ideas

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It could be a recent gift from a head of state. The Queen often will receive a piece of jewelry on state visits.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:38 AM
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There is no consensus on the brooch's provenance.
Whether it's a recent gift, or belonged to the late Queen Mother, or something else entirely is anyone's guess. We simply don't know.

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Courtesy of and credit to Tamara and Nellie at RJOTWMB

v previously unseen diamond and emerald brooch, possibly of Indian inspiration, provenance unknown.
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I just love the different cuts of those diamonds. What an interesting design; very unique. Thanks for the closeup, Warren.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:13 PM
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Diamond and Emerald Sarpech

People on the Royal Jewels of the World Board have been ardently researching and found some great information - all we need now is the name of the purchaser/donor!

Royal Jewels of the World Message Board: Queen Elizabeth new brooch bought in 2011

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Old 06-21-2013, 02:26 PM
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I like the brooch. I like the interesting design, the emerald, and dangling diamonds.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:21 PM
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So, RJWMB is identifying it as a "sarpech" design and speculates that it could have been a Jubilee gift to HM. Here's more on the meaning:

Sarpech - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Yes and one poster suggest Princess Haya and her husband. Something typically worn in the turban by Muslim or Hindu princes.
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