Brazilian Aquamarine Brooch - 4 images, 1st two rows, A large aquamarine topped with a spray of diamond shaped like palm with round cut diamonds on 3 sides. This Brooch along with a bracelet were given to the Queen in 1958 to accompany the Brazilian Aquamarine necklace and earrings the President and people of Brazil gave to Her Majesty for her coronation. The Queen commissioned a tiara herself to complete the Parure.
Queen Mother’s Aquamarine Art Deco Brooch - 3 images, 3rd and 4th row, A Cartier brooch made of multiple cuts of aquamarines in an art deco design with diamond accents. Passed to The Queen after her mother’s death. It can be worn vertically or horizontally.
Aquamarine Clip Brooches - 3 images, 5th and 6th rows, Made by Boucheron in a style made popular by Cartier, the art deco twin brooches are mainly aquamarines with diamond accents. The Queen received these as an 18th birthday present from her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mum). They are a favorite of hers worn often in the last two decades.
The Small Aquamarine Brooch - 2 images, last row, A rectangular aquamarine stone surrounded by a delicate diamond laurel wreath, described in Leslie Field’s The Queen’s Jewels as “two curved diamond branches”. Unfortunately, this brooch rarely makes a public appearance, possible it is one that she wears more often to private, family gatherings.
I have to say I am in love with this Art Deco brooch circa 1920′s. Its sleek lines and intricately carved apple green Jadeite takes me back to one of my favorite era’s of furniture, jewelry and design.
Scroll Cambridge Emerald and the Round Cambridge Emerald - These two brooches are called fraternal twins and Part of Queen Mary’s Cambridge Emerald collection. The round has a cabochon cut emerald with a suspended emerald pendant, The scroll was used in Queen Mary’s stomacher.
Delhi Carved Emerald - A large carved emerald, hexagon shaped with one side a rose, the other a plant. Surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds. Given to Queen Mary by the Ladies of India at the Delhi Durbar, 1911. Queen Elizabeth II has only been seen wearing this in public recent years starting in 2013
Emerald and Diamond Sarpech - 1st seen on Her Majesty in 2013 Royal Ascot, it was reportedly sold at Christie’s in 2011 for $65,643. With a 1920s Art Deco design this brooch is named a Sarpech due to the curved central shape being an Indian inspiration.
Art Deco multi-gem brooch designed as a Peacock butterfly in ruby, diamond, amethyst and blue and yellow sapphires with a diamond-set body and further diamond highlights. Circa 1935
Photo courtesy Hancocks & Co….