23 October 2017

Classic Brooches for Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has been out and about quite a bit this weekend, so it's time for a brooch update! We've got a pair of classic pieces on tap for today.

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On Saturday, the Queen indulged in her favorite pastime, traveling to Ascot Racecourse for QIPCO British Champions Day.

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She wore the small pink cluster brooch that has become a regular part of her jewelry rotation in recent years for the event. The center stone is reportedly a pink sapphire.

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On Monday, HM made a visit to HMS Sutherland in the West India Dock in London, part of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the ship's commissioning.

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She wore a classic diamond brooch, the Jardine Star, that has been in her collection since the 1980s. You can read more about the nineteenth-century piece over here.

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This occasion also gave us an extra treat: an excellent look at the details of the brooch's construction, including that little diamond cluster that sits in the center of the star. Fantastic!