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Old 05-02-2012, 03:30 PM
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Thanks for the research, Artemisia, I like the Scottish symbolism and it's really a beautiful brooch.
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Yes, thanks for the research!
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[QUOTE=Artemisia;1406872]Did anyone recognise the brooch Queen Elizabeth wore today?
Looks like an amethyst and diamond brooch to me, and although I'm fairly certain it's not a new one, I've never seen it before.

This one does not appear often, but I have around 18 wearings recorded to date. And yes, it was a gift for opening the Tay Bridge. It is very pretty and not the usual blinding dazzle of some of the flashier brooches, but always nice to see and usually on something purple or mauve.
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You are welcome, Baroness of Books and Jenafran.

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This one does not appear often, but I have around 18 wearings recorded to date. And yes, it was a gift for opening the Tay Bridge. It is very pretty and not the usual blinding dazzle of some of the flashier brooches, but always nice to see and usually on something purple or mauve.
Thanks a lot for the additional information, GillW.
The brooch is really lovely; not a single diamond in sight but still a very beautiful, delicate piece.
I'm really impressed by your record-keeping: after hours of research, I was only able to find three other occasions upon which Her Majesty wore this brooch.
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Thistles!!! I love it.
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...I'm really impressed by your record-keeping...
I've built up quite a database over the last few years & although it is not bang up to date, I'm still keeping an eye on things. Must catch up with it soon - but it's not far off...
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You have to be THE best when it comes to keeping us all up-to-date on Her Majesty's jewels and brooches, GillW!! Thank you for all of your hard work..it is much appreciated.
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Love today's brooch, delicate and different. Thanks to all for the research and images, much appreciated!
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:44 AM
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Did anyone recognise the brooch Queen Elizabeth wore today?
Looks like an amethyst and diamond brooch to me, and although I'm fairly certain it's not a new one, I've never seen it before.
In 1960, The Queen opened the Queen's Bridge at Perth, Scotland.
And she was given a brooch - miniature flower bouquet with 7 amethyst buds surrounded by white and gold ferns and grasses and 12 freshwater mauve tinted pearls from River Tay.
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Thanks for the additional information and pictures, fa-fa!
I definitely love this brooch; it's more delicate and even unmemorable compared to the Queen's more grand pieces, but still looks lovely in its own rights.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Sunday Brooch: The Flower Basket

Not one of my favorites. I don't like the idea of it. The gems are beautiful though.
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I'm not particularly enthralled by flower basket brooches, either, although the craftsmanship and stones are lovely.
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I actually love this brooch. In fact, it is one of my favourites of the Queen.
The details are brilliant and the stones - gorgeous. Plus, it's quite a delicate piece suitable for both a young lady and a mature one.
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I think high on my list of favorites is the Jardine Star brooch; it's just an incredible shape with all those diamonds:

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Two of my favourites are:
- The Emperor of Austria Brooch
- The Williamson Pink Diamond Brooch
- The Cullinan VII and Cullinan VIII Brooch
- The Cullinan III and Cullinan IV Brooch (Granny's Chips)

- The Duchess of Cambridge Pendant Brooch
- Diamond, Sapphire and Pearl Brooch
- Diamond and Emerald Scroll Brooch
- Queen Mary's Emerald Brooch

I also love Queen Victoria's Bow brooches.
Then again, there are no pieces of jewellery belong to Her Majesty I actually dislike (the Aquamarine parure included).

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Yes, the Williamson is a beauty and I also love Queen Mary's Russian brooch as well as Prince Albert's sapphire brooch. I really like the colored brooches, thanks for posting these; and as you say, there are very few pieces that I actually dislike. The Russian brooch has such a lovely art deco design:

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I absolutely adore all of these pieces of jewelry. I am not one to where them, but my mother does. She is an avid collector!
I really like the Jardine star! It's fab!
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They ALL take my breath away!! But I really love the Williamson pink diamond brooch.
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A Different flower brooch (Vase style?)

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I'm not particularly enthralled by flower basket brooches, either, although the craftsmanship and stones are lovely.
I prefer another flower container style one but this one of HMs has not been seen for many years:

These are cropped from much larger pictures, which is why the quality is not the best:

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From what I can see, GillW, these are very nice designs. I like the vase style better than the basket; I think what I don't care about the basket is the handle. But, of course, that's my personal taste; all HM's brooches are very beautiful.

Thank you for posting these.
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