We got a lucky little jewelry surprise from Queen Camilla of the United Kingdom on Thursday: the debut of another Lucky Animals brooch from her collection!
The Queen Consort’s brooch debut came during Wednesday’s visit to S.T.O.R.M. Family Centre in London, a community center that provides services to those who have suffered domestic violence and to young people. The center offers counseling services and therapy.
Camilla, who has long been an advocate for organizations supporting people who have suffered from domestic violence and sexual abuse, met with the Bishop of Dover, Rose Hudson-Wilkin, during the visit, as well as Kanya King, the founder of the MOBO Awards, and S.T.O.R.M. CEO Marie Hanson.
She also had time to chat with several people who have benefitted from S.T.O.R.M.’s services.
During the visit, Queen Camilla cut a special cake celebrating the community center’s 19th anniversary.
She also participated in an art project during her visit to the center.
For the visit, Camilla dipped into her personal collection of jewels from one of her favorite firms, Van Cleef & Arpels.
She wore a pair of gold earrings with diamond accents and a small Van Cleef brooch with her pinstriped ensemble.
The dove brooch comes from Van Cleef & Arpels’s “Lucky Animals” range, which (as the name suggests) features numerous charming pins in the shape of various animals. Camilla has worn numerous Lucky Animals brooches. So far, her collection includes a hummingbird, a rabbit, a hedgehog, a squirrel, an owl, a dog, and now a dove. It’s certainly possible that she owns the entire range!
Here’s a closer look at the dove clip brooch, which is made of rose gold, mother-of-pearl, and onyx. The choice of a dove was a lovely symbolic touch for a visit to an organization that seeks to bring peace to people’s lives.
Camilla also brought another VC&A piece with her: her blue Vintage Alhambra bracelet from the firm. She stacked it with several other bracelets on her right wrist, including a gold bracelet with heart designs and an evil eye bracelet.
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