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May 3, 2016 11:48 am  #1


QEII-16 The Queen’s Pink and Blue Sapphire Flower Brooch

This message #1 was written by Boffer pre-2013.

16. The Queen’s Pink and Blue Sapphire Flower Brooch

   This small floral spray brooch was made by Cartier,[1] and was presented by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to The Queen, whilst still Princess Elizabeth, as a birthday gift in 1945 along with a matching pair of “earrings in the shape of miniature flowers on tiny stems”.[2]

   Field describes this brooch as a “gold spray brooch with one flower of all blue sapphires and another of pink sapphires and cushion-cut rubies. Both have square-cut diamond centres and one of the three leaves is pavé-set with diamonds”.[3]

   This brooch is worn occasionally by The Queen.[4]

1. Royal Collection: Dress for the Occasion: Pink and blue sapphire, ruby and diamond brooch http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/dressfortheoccasion/object.asp?exhibs=BPSO2006jewellery&item=17 [Accessed 14 June 2012]
2. Field, The Queen’s Jewels, p. 155
3. Ibid., p. 155
4. Young, The Queen’s Jewellery, pl. 117; Field, The Queen’s Jewels, p. 155

 

May 3, 2016 3:44 pm  #2


Re: QEII-16 The Queen’s Pink and Blue Sapphire Flower Brooch

From Field, The Queen's Jewels

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v389/Nellie99/qej3/sapphirespinkbluebrooch.jpg

 

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October 8, 2016 4:46 am  #3


Re: QEII-16 The Queen’s Pink and Blue Sapphire Flower Brooch

QEII-16 The Queen’s Pink and Blue Sapphire Flower Brooch - another view
http://i68.tinypic.com/9h6fdv.jpg


HRH Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh - 1949 with Prince Charles - if you look closely you will notice that HRH is also wearing the matching earrings in this picture
http://i66.tinypic.com/14j2dtf.jpg


Queen Elizabeth II - Christmas broadcast 1990 - as captured during the popular documentary "Elizabeth R"
http://i66.tinypic.com/29126p2.jpg


Queen Elizabeth II - during the 1990s
http://i65.tinypic.com/rare6o.jpg


Queen Elizabeth II - 20 Oct 2011 Canberra - during a tour of Australia
http://i64.tinypic.com/dew4lt.jpg


Queen Elizabeth II - 20 Oct 2011 - HM's brooch has been moved to her dress during an audience with Her Excellency Quentin Bryce then Governor General of Australia
http://i63.tinypic.com/2zzqm12.jpg


 

 

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