19 May 2020

Tournament of Brooches: Queen Victoria's Pearl and Diamond vs Aquamarine Art Deco


Two of the Queen Mum's favorite brooches face off in this contest!



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Queen Victoria's Pearl and Diamond Brooch vs. The Queen Mother's Aquamarine Art Deco Brooch


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This intricate brooch features diamonds and eleven pearls. The piece originally belonged to Queen Victoria, who designated it as an heirloom of the crown. It was a great favorite of the Queen Mother, and in more recent years, it's been worn with increasing frequency by the Queen, appearing in two recent Christmas broadcasts.


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This gorgeous aquamarine and diamond brooch dates to the Art Deco period. The Queen Mother began wearing it in the 1930s, and in 2002, she left it to the present Queen. HM debuted the brooch at Royal Ascot in 2014, and since then it's made numerous appearances, including an outing during her annual Christmas broadcast.




Another brooch contest is heading your way this afternoon!