30 March 2013

The Brazilian Aquamarine Parure

The Brazilian Aquamarine Parure Tiara
The President and people of Brazil gave the Queen a necklace and earrings of aquamarines and diamonds for her coronation in 1953. In 1958, they added to the set by giving her a bracelet and large brooch to match. The Queen has also added to the set, commissioning a tiara from Garrard in 1957 which was substantially changed in 1971. 
The rest of the parure (necklace, earrings, brooch, bracelet) and the Queen wearing parts of the set (the brooch alone, and the tiara, necklace, and earrings together)
The parure is still used for evening events today, and the brooch alone is occasionally worn on its own during the day.

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Appearances: 
4 June 2013: Coronation Anniversary Service (Brooch only)
19 June 2012: Royal Ascot, Day One (Brooch only)
2011: Visit to Australia  
2009: State Visit from Mexico  
1983: State Visit to India
1982: Royal Maundy Service (Brooch only)
1967: Visit to Malta 

Photos: Getty Images/Royal Collection