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Old 06-29-2012, 11:03 AM
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I love the Bow Brooch design; it's so antique and romantic.

And this exhibition is definitely diamond porn since I'm lusting for all of them! Did everyone catch the gorgeous Williamson Brooch with the huge pink diamond amid all the glitter?
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:17 AM
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OMG, i have an antique brooch i inherited from my grandmother, and it is an exact replica of this Bow Brooch!. now it all makes sense to me!!! i never knew the story behind it. Thank you!!
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Definitely drooling here!
Wish I was in London, so I could visit the exhibition.
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I am drooling over all of the diamonds but most especially, the Williamson Brooch with that exquisite huge pink diamond!! I would give anything to see that one in person...
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:17 AM
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I am drooling over all of the diamonds but most especially, the Williamson Brooch with that exquisite huge pink diamond!! I would give anything to see that one in person...
I did see it a few years ago in another summer exhibition and it was hard to tear myself away. I'd always wondered just how pink that central stone was and I was thrilled to see that it is truly and unmistakeably pink. I had worried that it had been enhanced in photos, but no, it is a very beautiful shade - I'd liken it to a sweetpea flower.

I have now treated myself to the copy available from the Royal collection shop, and I'm very pleased with it. I look forward to wearing it too:
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:10 AM
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Coral Brooch?

Does anyone have any information on the brooch worn on May 13th at the Diamond Jubilee Pageant at Windsor Castle?

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Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:48 PM
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Does anyone have any information on the brooch worn on May 13th at the Diamond Jubilee Pageant at Windsor Castle?

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Two coral roses with brilliant centres and two curled diamond leaves. The Cartier brooch given on June 13, 1990 by the chancellor of the Order of Liberation [of France] to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of June 18, 1940.
This has only been seen in public a few times;

13-May-12 Diamond Jubilee Pageant in Windsor, Berkshire
05-Apr-04 France: day 1 of tour
14-Aug-94 Arrival Canada - Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Dear Gill.. How lucky you were to have seen the Williamson brooch in person! I am so happy to learn that the pink diamond was just as pink as I imagined it would be.. The copy you bought looks every bit as lovely as the real thing. Wear it in good health and enjoy every minute while wearing it!
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Sunday Brooch: The Jardine Star

This is one of my favorites! The design is very elegant and exquisite. I agree with the writer, I think it's a design that will never go out of style. Very beautiful brooch!
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HM used her grape brooch for the garden party at Holyrood yesterday
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:36 PM
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While HM's grape brooch is lovely, for me the Jardine brooch is definitely the "star." It reminds me of a stylized compass and very nautical in nature; absolutely magnificent.
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I don't ever remember HM wearing the grape brooch. It is very unusual but still so pretty in it's simplicity.
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I don't ever remember HM wearing the grape brooch. It is very unusual but still so pretty in it's simplicity.
It's not one of Her Majesty's often-seen brooches, but she has worn it on several occasions, including visit to Singapore and Royal Ascot 2006.
The brooch had been part of the Queen Mother's personal jewellery collection; the present Queen inherited it following her mother's death in 2002.
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Thank you for the information re this lovely brooch, Artemisia! We can always depend on you...
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Can anyone identify this brooch worn by the Queen today (and she looks lovely)
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Thank you for the information re this lovely brooch, Artemisia! We can always depend on you...
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Can anyone identify this brooch worn by the Queen today (and she looks lovely)
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That's The Hibiscus Brooch.
It's worn on pretty regular basis (though not too often); one such occasion was a visit to RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales on April 1, 2011.

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Can anyone identify this brooch worn by the Queen today (and she looks lovely)
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she looks so beautiful and so serene. love her.
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I feel the same way, stella1971. There will never be another like her..
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That's The Hibiscus Brooch.
It's worn on pretty regular basis (though not too often); one such occasion was a visit to RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales on April 1, 2011.

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I can't quite tell what the colored gems are in the center of the flowers, Artemisia. Are they amethysts?
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I can't quite tell what the colored gems are in the center of the flowers, Artemisia. Are they amethysts?
They are rubies ...
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