17 July 2012

The Pearl Trefoil Brooch

The Pearl Trefoil Brooch
The Pearl Trefoil Brooch has three top loops which mimic the three-fold trefoil design present in architecture, heraldry, and more. It's sometimes called a quatrefoil, as there is a bottom scroll detail as well (though it differs from the top three). It includes five pearls - the largest in the center, plus one in each direction - nestled in an undulating diamond setting.
This one does not have a known origin, and with a classic design like this it's hard to make any guesses. She's worn it since the 1980s, at least, and it is one of her "all purpose" brooches that can be worn on any sort of outfit.

25 May 2016: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
2 March 2016: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
8 February 2016: Return to London
15 October 2015: University of Surrey Visit
9 June 2015: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
29 April 2015: Audience at Windsor Castle
14 April 2015: Investiture at Windsor Castle
10 March 2015: Britannia Naming Ceremony
11 November 2014: Investiture at Buckingham Palace
15 October 2014: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
2 July 2014: Holyrood Week, Day 3: Glasgow Visit and Dumfries House
29 April 2014: Visit to Wales, Day 1
31 March 2014: Windsor Grey Statue Unveiling
20 March 2014: Lieutenant Governors Reception
6 March 2014: Reed's School Visit
19 January 2014: Church at Wolferton
27 November 2013: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
1 September 2013: Church at Balmoral
24 July 2013: Visit to Kensington Palace 
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7 June 2013: BBC Broadcasting House Opening
16 May 2013: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
13 January 2013: Church at Sandringham
24 October 2012: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
21 July 2012: King George Day, Ascot
17 July 2012: Audience with the High Commissioner for Jamaica
15 May 2012: Visit to South London
21 April 2012: Newbury Races 
29 March 2012: Engagements in Greater London 
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2007: Royal Ascot
2003, 2011: Easter Service
1998: Chelsea Flower Show 
1997: Royal Maundy Service
1988: Official Visit to the Netherlands 
Various Years: Christmas Broadcast

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