30 April 2012

The Modern Ruby Brooch

The Modern Ruby Brooch
Another of the brooches acquired by the Queen is this arched design. A modern design of gold with diamonds and diamond-topped sprays, it is accented with a row of rubies on one side.
The generic shape of this one, and its light use of rubies (allowing it to be paired with red and pink outfits but with other colors as well) make it easy for the Queen to pair with outfits, and she's worn it for decades.

Appearances:
5 January 2014: Church at Sandringham
7 November 2013: State Visit from South Korea, Farewell
30 April 2012: Windsor Diamond Jubilee Reception
2011: Visit to Australia 
1996: Easter Service
1989, 2000: Royal Maundy Service 
1977: Christmas Broadcast   
1966, 1984, 1985: Chelsea Flower Show

Photos: PA/Corbis