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April 25, 2016 4:05 pm  #1


QEII-91 The Queen’s Diamond and Amethyst Thistle Brooch

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

91. The Queen’s Diamond and Amethyst Thistle Brooch

   The origins of this brooch are unknown. It is described simply by Field as “a diamond Scottish thistle surmounted by a carved amethyst ‘brush’”.[1] However, no more information on the provenance of this brooch is given.

   The Queen was pictured wearing this brooch to the Royal Highland Show in 2009, and subsequently to the Holyrood Week Garden Party in 2013.

1. Field, The Queen’s Jewels, p. 34

 

October 18, 2016 3:53 am  #2


Re: QEII-91 The Queen’s Diamond and Amethyst Thistle Brooch

91. The Queen's Diamond and Amethyst Thistle Brooch

   The Queen has had this brooch since 1952, when she was pictured wearing it on 26 Sep 1952 at Balmoral during a visit by King Faisal of Egypt.[1] It was also worn by the Queen in Paisley and Edinburgh on 24 Jun 1953 as she began her Scottish tour shortly after her coronation.[2]

   The brooch also appears to have emeralds incorporated in the middle of the ribbon element.

1. Queen Elizabeth II and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, entertaining their guests, King Faisal II of Iraq and the Regent of Iraq (left) in the grounds of Balmoral Castle, Scotland Getty Images Accessed 17 Oct 2016 Archive Entertainment On Wire Image: Hulton Royals Collection
2. Reed, Freddie. Freddie Reed's Royal Tours: 50 Years of Royal Photographs London: David & Charles, 1989. p 41

 

October 23, 2016 8:04 am  #3


Re: QEII-91 The Queen’s Diamond and Amethyst Thistle Brooch

QEII-91 The Queen’s Diamond and Amethyst Thistle Brooch - close-up as worn on May 2002
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Queen Elizabeth II - on 26 Sep 1952 at Balmoral during a visit by King Faisal of Egypt
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Queen Elizabeth II - on 26 Sep 1952 at Balmoral during a visit by King Faisal of Egypt
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Queen Elizabeth II - 24 Jun 1953 - worn during the coronation tour in Paisley, Scotland
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Queen Elizabeth II - 02 July 2013 - at a garden party on the grounds of The Palace of Holyroodhouse
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