04 December 2019

Audiences at Buckingham Palace

The Queen held audiences at Buckingham Palace.
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The Diamond and Pearl Navette here is poised to stroll right into a second appearance on the year-end favorites list, racking up its fifth outing for 2019.

03 December 2019

NATO Leaders Reception and Audiences at Buckingham Palace

The Queen, along with other members of the Royal Family, hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for Heads of State and Government of NATO countries to mark 70 years of the Alliance.
Royal Family

Folks, we've got a three brooch day on our hands. #1: The Palm Leaf Brooch accented the scarf on Her Maj's outfit for the evening reception.



The Queen held audiences at Buckingham Palace.
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#2: The Jardine Star came along for a private audience with the NATO Secretary General.

Jardine Star Brooch

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And #3: I thought this would be the same because the outfit is the same, but if you can make it out, it's yet another one! The Maple Leaf Brooch handled the other audience duties for the day.

Maple Leaf Brooch 


Let's bop back to the NATO reception for a second before we go, because there were other family members with more gems...

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Naturally, one of The Duchess of Cornwall's favorite (and signature) pearl chokers was her pick for the event.

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The Duchess of Cambridge leaned into the evening side of things with the Diamond Pendant Earrings on loan again from The Queen.

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The Duchess of Gloucester was right there with her with emerald earrings and a necklace of pearls and emeralds, part of a set originating with Queen Alexandra that was later worn and altered by Queen Mary and Princess Alice.

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And finally, it looks like The Princess Royal selected her Grima pearl earrings.

26 November 2019

Royal Philatelic Society 150th Anniversary

The Queen visited The Royal Philatelic Society in London to open a new building on its 150th Anniversary.
Royal Family

The fifth appearance for this emerald this year, and the first without the pendant. I'll take that pro-pendant ratio.

Royal Family

22 November 2019

20 November 2019

Chatham House Prizegiving, Audiences at Buckingham Palace, and Church at Windsor Castle

The Queen attended the 2019 Chatham House Prizegiving event at Chatham House, London. Earlier in the day, she held audiences at Buckingham Palace.
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The Small Pink and Diamond Brooch was the definite selection for the evening's event...

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...and it was my first thought for the day, although it looks like that could be something of a different shape in the end. Two outfits does usually mean two different brooches.

Engagement and Wedding Rings 


November  17: The Queen attended church while staying at Windsor Castle for the weekend.

No question here, though: the Flower Basket, on just its second appearance for the year.

Flower Basket Brooch


12 November 2019

Audiences at Buckingham Palace

The Queen held audiences at Buckingham Palace.
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A center pearl and a guessing game - with the Pearl Trefoil, as always, a strong option - on tap for today's brooch fun.