27 June 2012

The Frosted Sunflower Brooch

Frosted Sunflower Brooch
Sometimes referred to as the Gold Dahlia Brooch, the Frosted Sunflower Brooch was made for the Queen by Garrard. It features petals made from 18 carat gold with a diamond center and diamonds studded on the petals.
This brooch is a favorite of the Queen. Like others commissioned by her or given by family and friends, it has an all-purpose design (as opposed to something specific to a region or organization) which makes it easy to wear, not to mention suited to her personal taste.

6 June 2015: Epsom Derby
17 March 2015: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Visit
28 December 2014: Church at Sandringham
18 November 2014: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
6 November 2014: Flanders Fields Memorial Garden Opening
3 June 2014: Buckingham Palace Garden Party
13 May 2014: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
9 April 2014: Organ Recital 
21 March 2014: Rambert Dance Visit
10 March 2014: Commonwealth Day Observance Service
28 February 2014: Lunch at Chequers
4 December 2013: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
19 November 2013: Contemporary British Poetry Reception
29 October 2013: Ebony Horse Club Visit
18 October 2013: Youth, Education, and the Commonwealth Reception
18 August 2013: Church at Balmoral
10 June 2013: Hospital Visit
20 March 2013: Baker Street Underground Station
28 February 2013: Investiture at Buckingham Palace
14 February 2013: Audience at Buckingham Palace and Recording the Commonwealth Day Message
21 November 2012: Investiture at Buckingham Palace
13 November 2012: Meeting the President of Germany
25 July 2012: Visit to the South
27 June 2012: Visit to Northern Ireland, Day 2
12 June 2012: Sandringham House Garden Party
17 May 2012: Visit to the North West, Day 2
29 April 2012: National Parade of Queen's Scouts 
23 April 2012: Vice Admiral's Installation
27 March 2012: Receiving Loyal Addresses from Privileged Bodies 
5 February 2012: Attending Church in Norfolk
15 January 2012: Attending Church in Norfolk  
2011: Commonwealth Day Observance Service 
2010: State Visit to the UAE and Oman 
2006: 80th Birthday, Opening Cards and St. Paul's Cathedral Service
2003: Chelsea Flower Show 
1988, 1996: Royal Maundy Service 
1988: Official Visit to the Netherlands 
1982: State Visit from the Netherlands
Various Years: Christmas Broadcast
Various Years: Christmas Service 

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