07 May 2020

Tournament of Brooches: Jardine Star vs Bird of Paradise Jubilee

This afternoon's match-up features a pair of jubilant diamond brooches...

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The Jardine Star Brooch vs. The Bird of Paradise Jubilee Brooch

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This classic diamond star brooch was, according to Leslie Field, bequeathed to the Queen by Lady Jardine in 1981. It ranks among her very favorite brooches, worn for a wide range of occasions, including holiday church services, Christmas Broadcasts, and even her Diamond Jubilee water pageant in 2012.

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This intricate gold and diamond brooch was a Diamond Jubilee gift to the Queen from government of Singapore in 2012. The piece is a traditional Peranakan-style brooch, made by Singapore-based jeweler Thomis Kwan. The yellow gold and diamond brooch is designed to resemble a bird of paradise plant. It's become a favorite of the Queen in recent years.

We've got lots of sparkling content coming your way in the next few days, including results of our brooch contests from this week!