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The Queen’s Jewellery: multi-coloured bouquet brooch

by Victoria Howard

Tied with a bow, this bunch of small flowers is one of the few multi-coloured brooches in The Queen’s collection. We can see a larger deep blue stone at the centre, while the other flowers are red, pink and yellow/clear stones – there might be a dash of purple in there too! Three gold leaves ripple beneath the flowers, flowing into a handful of stems.

The lack of photos for this piece, in combination with its many colours and small size mean that we only have a little to look at photo-wise.

The small floral bouquet is set with various coloured stones like sapphires and rubies.

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FHMJV points out this could be the piece spoken about in Leslie Fields’ book: “a Cartier floral spray set with sapphires, rubies, diamonds and an aquamarine, which her parents gave her in 1943.” However, I am not convinced I see the aquamarine…

This dainty brooch can easily be missed, but I appreciate the collection of bright colours. What do you think?

 

Featured image via The Commonwealth/Flickr

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