Every Friday for the next several weeks, I’m featuring articles written by friends who have expertise in fascinating corners of the royal jewelry world. First up: a discussion of Canadian royal brooches from the fantastic Patricia Treble, a veteran Canadian royal journalist and royal brooch enthusiast who also publishes the Write Royalty website. Enjoy!
Ask any royal jewellery fan to name a Canadian royal brooch and the first answer is likely the diamond maple leaf, worn by four generations of royal women. But after that, it’s a struggle to name the rest. There are at least five and that “at least” caveat is because one of Canada’s offerings appears to have laid in a jewellery vault for more than a century before being pulled out again.