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The Queen’s Jewellery: Jardine star brooch

by Victoria Howard

The Jardine Star brooch is one of of a selection that The Queen is regularly seen wearing, and seems to be one of her favourites. It is in a star-like shape, featuring 8 diamond rays. These rays are separated by a single diamond. The centre of the star holds a diamond surrounded by seven smaller ones.

The name ‘Jardine’ comes from how Her Majesty came to acquire the piece: a Lady Jardine left the late-Victorian piece to her in 1981, though it is not exactly known which Lady Jardine it was, as there are a number of candidates, according to FHMJV.

As a simple diamond piece, you can see why The Queen wears it so often – versatile adding a little sparkle to any outfit. This is a quality she likes in many of her brooches, as you will see.

Photo: By Runner1928 (Own work (Runner1928)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Christopher cox Fri 09 August, 2019 - 12:48 pm

The so calleD jardine. Star was part of a necklace given by my gReat grandfather henry johnston younger to various members of the Family including my grand mother and her youner sister eda, lady jardine of applegarth who was married to her cousin sir william jArdine of applegarth 9th bart. I would have loved to have seen the original..
If its of interest my. AUnt eda jardine won the ladies cup in the monte carlo rally two years running.
Lady jardine died childless in about 1960

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