Two Liverpool institutions have joined forces to present the Queen with a glittering Platinum Jubilee present: a special new diamond, pearl, and platinum brooch!
The special jubilee brooch is a collaboration between the Liverpool jewelry firm David M. Robinson and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society. The piece was commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, which has a decades-long association with the monarch. The Queen has been the organization’s patron since 1958. The brooch was made in the DMR workshop in Liverpool. Above, jeweler Alex Pritchard works on the piece.
The design of the brooch pays tribute to the Queen’s personal style and legacy, as well as to the music and design of the philharmonic. Set in platinum, of course, the brooch’s shape incorporates a stylized musical staff. Round diamond brilliants represent musical notes—specifically, the opening notes of “God Save the Queen.”
The brooch’s scrolling shape also nods to the 1930s Art Deco architectural style of the philharmonic’s building. Additional diamonds set in platinum swirl around a single round white pearl, which DMR describes as “an ode to Her Majesty’s personal style and jewellery collection.”
Here’s a look at the final sketch of the brooch produced by the artisans working at the David M. Robinson studio in Liverpool.
And here’s a view of the brooch during its construction process, which took place in-house at DMR. The firm’s managing director, John Robinson, reflected on the collaboration between the company and the philharmonic: “It has been a pleasure to collaborate with our friends at Liverpool Philharmonic on the design of this bespoke piece of jewellery for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Not only does it mark this unique occasion that we are celebrating here in the UK, but it also reaffirms a genuine friendship that we have shared with the organisation for many years. We believe that the Liverpool Philharmonic remains one of the jewels in Liverpool’s musical crown.”
And here’s another look at the completed jewel, which has been presented to the Queen as a Platinum Jubilee present. We saw her wear another jubilee gift during last weekend’s celebrations, and here’s hoping that this lovely little musical brooch will make an appearance soon as well.