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Old 12-26-2012, 04:09 AM
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Jubilee brooch

Not impressed by this one at all. Too big for the design - HM even had the pin showing through the big gap between the "wings" which did not look good. I personally doubt we will see this one many times - if ever again.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:34 AM
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Not impressed by this one at all. Too big for the design - HM even had the pin showing through the big gap between the "wings" which did not look good. I personally doubt we will see this one many times - if ever again.
Agree - it is not an easy and straightforward design - not working for me either.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:05 PM
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Oh, I don't know; I rather like the brooch.

Granted, it's not the usual magnificent diamonds and emeralds and sapphires we are used to see on Her Majesty; but it's a nice little piece in its own right, suitable for informal, family occasions. I thought it looked good on the Queen too.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:17 PM
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I like it, finding it easy to interpret as a dove. It is contemporary and a bit spare, but I think it is well designed with a presence that doesn't rely on massive gemstones for importance. To the designer, well done!!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:14 AM
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I like it, finding it easy to interpret as a dove. It is contemporary and a bit spare, but I think it is well designed with a presence that doesn't rely on massive gemstones for importance. To the designer, well done!!!
I agree KittyAtlanta - this brooch looks so much better on than in press photos. It did pop against that rich color. I just do not understand how it was allowed out for a showing with the pin portion showing. After all, we have all watched Her Majesty adjust the dinnerware on the table before an official banquet (on the various documentaries that have been done).

The only suitable explanation is that Lady Louise begged to help granny get ready for church. She was told she could help with the brooch and was so proud of her efforts that no one had the heart to fix it after Louise had. At least that's how it would have happened in my family.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:39 PM
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The brooch looks better worn than just displayed, but it still won't be one of my favorites since I think it's too big. The bar showing so prominently was an oversight on the part of the dresser. And if Her Maj looked in the mirror and didn't notice that either, well, maybe we should chalk it up to some fuzziness from her cold!
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:24 PM
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I was reading my daily FROM HER MAJESTY"S JEWEL VAULT and saw this: From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: Church at Sandringham

It is about the Flower Basket Brooch. I have to say that I love having this blog at my fingertips. It is a gift to all jewel magpies, like me, who are on the lazy side and don't keep their own brooch lists. A quick click on the brooch link tells me where and when the Queen wore a piece, and links to pics of the event.

In this case, she often pairs it with bright pink or blue - and often on a suit with black details (how odd, huh?). The brooch often travels to Sandringham and Balmoral for stays there.

It's not the brooch I would covet - but it has a lovely vintage feel and obviously is one tough piece of jewelry. The queen tends to "smile greatly" when she wears it, if you check the pics.

FYI - today the site also did a summary for the year in the wardrobe of the Queen's jewels and it is LOVERLY!
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:58 PM
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I think it's nice for Christmas, and I was so glad to see the Queen out and about after being sick. At her age, I worry whenever I hear she's not feeling well.
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IIRC isn't The Flower Basket Brooch a Present from her Parents on the brith of Prince Charles?

That could explain why she's always so happy when she wears it.
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IIRC isn't The Flower Basket Brooch a Present from her Parents on the brith of Prince Charles?

That could explain why she's always so happy when she wears it.
The Flower Basket Brooch was indeed a present to Princess Elizabeth from George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) to mark the birth of Prince Charles.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:17 PM
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IIRC isn't The Flower Basket Brooch a Present from her Parents on the brith of Prince Charles?

That could explain why she's always so happy when she wears it.
What a lovely and happy sentiment to have associated with a piece of jewelry. The brooch is lovely, and Her Majesty indeed glows when she's wearing it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:34 PM
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The flower basket brooch is a pretty piece but not one of my favorites.
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The Most Popular 2012 Year Brooches

1. The Frosted Sunflower Brooch
2. The Aquamarine Clip Brooches
3. The Jardine Star Brooch
4. The Pearl Trefoil Brooch (tied with) The Flower Basket Brooch (tied with) Queen Victoria's Bow Brooches
5. The Cambridge Pearl Pendant Brooch (tied with) The Kent Amethyst Brooch (tied with) The Queen Mother's Palm Leaf Brooch

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: 2012: The Year in the Queen's Jewels
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:57 PM
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From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Delhi Carved Emerald Brooch

This brooch is simply stunning! It's one of my favorites. The emerald, the diamonds, and the rose design are exquisite.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:21 AM
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The Most Popular 2012 Year Brooches

1. The Frosted Sunflower Brooch
2. The Aquamarine Clip Brooches
3. The Jardine Star Brooch
4. The Pearl Trefoil Brooch (tied with) The Flower Basket Brooch (tied with) Queen Victoria's Bow Brooches
5. The Cambridge Pearl Pendant Brooch (tied with) The Kent Amethyst Brooch (tied with) The Queen Mother's Palm Leaf Brooch

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: 2012: The Year in the Queen's Jewels
This is quite a piece of work collating all of these brooch sightings!!!!! However just one small change...the "frosted sunflower" is in fact a dahlia !
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:43 PM
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Can anyone Id this brooch, worn at Church service today

Queen Elizabeth Ll Attends A Church Service At Castle

IT looks stunning
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:21 PM
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Can anyone Id this brooch, worn at Church service today

Queen Elizabeth Ll Attends A Church Service At Castle

IT looks stunning
The Queen is wearing: The Ladies of India Emerald brooch-
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...els/200155.jpg
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From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Delhi Carved Emerald Brooch
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:44 PM
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That's lovely. I'm a sucker for emeralds!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:05 PM
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I'm not too keen on intaglio gems, but the diamond setting is stunning.
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