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Old 03-25-2012, 05:28 PM
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One diamond bow brooch is never enough, three is much more the thing eh?

What makes me laugh is Queen Victoria just happened to have 506 diamonds lying around, as you do. I know it's a problem we've all had - what to do with all these loose diamonds we accumulate?
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We should all have such problems! Unfortunately, my junk drawers are filled with just that, and not loose gemstones.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:19 PM
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I simply love to look at her jewelry! And I especially love it when she surprises us with little worn gems!
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:40 AM
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I so love the Queen's bow brooches, there's nothing more regal than these exquisite items!
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:19 PM
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I agree, the bow brooches I could see much more. They are soo sparkly.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:43 AM
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During today's visit to Valentine's Park Redbridge, the Queen wore a lovely diamond and pearl brooch. I'm pretty sure I've seen it before: could someone identify it?

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Old 04-01-2012, 04:35 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Sunday Brooch: The Maple Leaf

I love this one! It's very beautiful and one of my favorites.I love how one of her Commonwealth realms are represented on her jewelry!
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:54 AM
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http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/mi...id=944&item=94

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/mi...id=944&item=96

These are the equivalent pieces from the southern realms of New Zealand and Australia. The Queen scored both of these on the Coronation tour.
I can't imagine the Australian government getting away with giving the sovereign this sort of diamonds these days!
And not only does the Queen bring the diamond wattle back to Australia for return tours, but I've also noticed it in the general rotation while at home. But then, wouldn't you?
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:36 AM
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While the era of giving grand jewellery to visiting royalty is over (bar for the Arab countries), I think it is actually extremely likely that upon his accession to the Throne, Charles and Camilla will receive some jewellery gifts from all countries of the realm.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:35 PM
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I don't recognize it, but HM has pulled out seldom-seen brooches from time to time.
And while the Australian and NZ brooches are very beautiful, my favorite is the Wattle. I just love those yellow diamonds.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:42 PM
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Are there any brooches that are appropriate for the visits to Singapore and Malaysia by the D&D of Cambridge this year?
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:59 PM
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Nice Pics , I Like Wattle brooch Looks So Nice & Chic , Thank you for Posting
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During today's visit....the Queen wore a lovely diamond and pearl brooch... could someone identify it?
This is actually rather a favourite amongst HMs brooches. Although I've never seen any provenance of it, so have no information about it's design or origin, it has been around for many years and has been worn loads of times. In the jewellery books it has been call the Quatrefoil, but to me it is more of a Trefoil with a little ribbon bow at the bottom.

In my data base this is currently HM's fourth most-frequently worn (although I'm a few months out of date with my data, the top 5 positions move around but rarely change by much)
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Does anyone recognize the brooch the Queen wore for today's engagement?
I believe this one was a wedding gift to the Queen. It's roughly just inside her top 20 favourites, so if you look out you will see it a few times each year - often on red or pink outfits, due to the rubies it includes.
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I can't say that this is one of my favorites, which is unusual since I love all her brooches, because of the odd design. But maybe that's the reason why it's one of hers since it's certainly unusual! Thanks for the information on both brooches, GillW.
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Thanks or the information on both brooches, GillW!
I really appreciate it.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:51 PM
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The Queen wore another stunning piece for yesterday's Easter Mattins Service in Windsor Castle.
This pearl and diamonds brooch is just stunning, one of my favourites of Her Majesty.

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The size of those pearls is really amazing.
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It looked beautiful on the pink too.
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Gill can you tell us what the count/number is at present for her brooches and have you included the brooches from her mother in the count.
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