09 March 2017

Elizabeth II Wears Emeralds for Audiences

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For the second time in a month, Queen Elizabeth II has brought a major heirloom brooch -- the round cluster Cambridge Emerald Brooch -- out of the vaults for an airing. And this time, she added an extra emerald for good measure.




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On Valentine's Day, the Queen wore the emerald and diamond cluster portion of the brooch. For audiences at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, she wore the brooch with its cabochon emerald pendant drop. The cluster is lovely enough on its own, but I think the complete piece packs a much more satisfying emerald punch.