02 April 2015

Royal Maundy Service

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, attended the Royal Maundy Service at Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield.
Well, this is a nice surprise: the Mappin & Webb Orchid Brooch, seen for only the second time! Almost exactly a year after its debut, too. (See the link below for more info on this recent gift.) And it has a whole new life on a slightly darker background, which allows the transparent petals to stand out and really shows off the size of the piece. My appreciation for this jewel continues to grow.

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