23 October 2019

The Aquamarine Bar Brooch

The Queen wears the Aquamarine Bar Brooch

This rarely seen brooch from The Queen's collection includes a central square-shaped pale blue-green stone, likely aquamarine, with two detailed square sections on either side forming a rectangular bar brooch. It may also include diamonds or darker stones.


The Queen can be seen wearing the brooch in the documentary Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work while checking on the preparations ahead of a Buckingham Palace garden party in the summer of 2006. She wore it again in 2019 for an audience at Buckingham Palace, making it either a rare brooch overall or simply one worn most frequently in private.

With thanks to Ann.

22 October 2019: Audience at Buckingham Palace