The Queen’s Scottish royal jewelry collection includes several brooches with paisley patterns. Today, we’ve got a look at one of the most unusual ones in her jewelry box: a modern paisley brooch likely made of coral, onyx, and diamonds.
The Queen most recently wore the brooch for a garden party held in Edinburgh at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The event took place during Holyrood Week, the Queen’s annual official residence in Scotland.
The Queen arrived at the party wearing a bright pink coat, dress, and hat, with black shoes and a black purse. (Love how the umbrella always matches, just in case of rain.)
On her coat, the Queen wore a modern brooch with a unique paisley pattern, with pink and black elements edged in small diamonds. The brooch appears to be made of coral and onyx.
Research done by royal jewelry historians online suggests that the brooch may date to the 1970s, and it may have been presented to the Queen during a visit to Birmingham. (You’ll find their work over here.) To the best of my knowledge, the garden party outing is one of the only times the brooch has been worn in public.
It’s one of the most intriguing of the Queen’s Scottish brooches. You can read more about her Scotland-related brooches in our earlier survey here.