10 July 2014

The Turquoise and Diamond Brooch

The Turquoise and Diamond Brooch
A large round turquoise stone sits at the center of this brooch, surrounded by a row of diamonds and nestled in an intricate diamond surround. We don't have any detail so far on the provenance of this piece, though it certainly has an antique look to it. The Queen doesn't seem to be a big fan of turquoise, only rarely using the turquoise pieces she has in her collection, so it was a surprise to see this on what I believe is its public debut in 2014.

Appearances:
15 May 2016: 90th Birthday Celebration at Windsor
28 November 2015: Visit to Malta, Day 3
28 September 2014: Church at Balmoral
10 July 2014: Visit to Derbyshire

Photo: PA (heavily cropped)