05 November 2012

The Small Pink and Diamond Brooch

The Small Pink and Diamond Brooch
This small brooch in the Queen's collection includes a central pink stone framed by diamonds and surrounded by larger round diamonds. On the outer edge, small diamonds are tucked between the largest stones. The pink stone itself is a pink sapphire of a vibrant shade; the identification of the type of pink stone remained unknown for years, but it was reported as a pink sapphire brooch when The Queen wore it in a portrait issued to mark her becoming the longest-reigning British monarch, so this is probably palace-confirmed.
It's a small gem, but quite classic and pretty I think - and a great occasional accompaniment to the Queen's pink outfits, which is a particularly lovely color on her.

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