08 April 2014

The Mappin & Webb Orchid Brooch

The Mappin & Webb Orchid Brooch
A gift from Mappin & Webb (jewelers, Royal Warrant-holding silversmiths, and home of the current Crown Jeweler, Martin Swift) in collaboration with Waterford Crystal, this brooch includes orchid flowers of hand cut Waterford Crystal with 66 diamonds and rose gold stamens. It was handmade by the Mappin & Webb team with the Crown Jeweler and was given in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation. The Queen debuted the delicate piece during the Irish state visit in 2014, a fitting choice since Mappin & Webb is a company with a long British history, and Waterford is a company with a long Irish history.

Appearances:
4 February 2016: Norfolk Hospice Opening
2 April 2015: Royal Maundy Service
8 April 2014: State Visit from Ireland, Welcome Ceremony

Photo: PA