A gift from Mappin & Webb (jewelers, Royal Warrant-holding silversmiths, and home of the current Crown Jeweler, Martin Swift) in collaborati...

A gift from Mappin & Webb (jewelers, Royal Warrant-holding silversmiths, and home of the current Crown Jeweler, Martin Swift) in collaborati...

This Gold brooch of a Kotoko Porcupine was presented to the Queen by Otumfuo Opoku Wareii Asantehene, King of the Ashanti in 1972.

This Gold brooch of a Kotoko Porcupine was presented to the Queen by Otumfuo Opoku Wareii Asantehene, King of the Ashanti in 1972.

Doctor Bird Brooch   This brooch was presented to The Queen during Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee visit to Jamaica in 2002.    The brooch is in the form of the national Doctor Bird, a species of hummingbird found only in Jamaica which is noted for its distinctive tail streamers. It is made of black Jamaican granite, green Jamaican marble, platinum, white gold, silver, diamonds, rubies and sapphires.

Doctor Bird Brooch This brooch was presented to The Queen during Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee visit to Jamaica in 2002. The brooch is in the form of the national Doctor Bird, a species of hummingbird found only in Jamaica which is noted for its distinctive tail streamers. It is made of black Jamaican granite, green Jamaican marble, platinum, white gold, silver, diamonds, rubies and sapphires.

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Diamond Chandelier Drop Demi-Parure

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Diamond Chandelier Drop Demi-Parure

Majestic in a Word is the  "The Marlborough Great George", One of the Magnificent Items Bequeathed to the Newly-Crowned Queen Elizabeth from Her Late Father, King George VI, was the Badge of the Marlborough Great George. This Magnificent Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, Platinum, Emerald,Black Pearl & Coral Garter Badge of St. George had Been Made for King George IV. Her Majesty always wears it on Garter Day and at the State Opening of Parliament. It's creation was simple George copied Marlborough.

Majestic in a Word is the "The Marlborough Great George", One of the Magnificent Items Bequeathed to the Newly-Crowned Queen Elizabeth from Her Late Father, King George VI, was the Badge of the Marlborough Great George. This Magnificent Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, Platinum, Emerald,Black Pearl & Coral Garter Badge of St. George had Been Made for King George IV. Her Majesty always wears it on Garter Day and at the State Opening of Parliament. It's creation was simple George copied Marlborough.

The australian hibiscus brooch, a gift from the people of Australia to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Now worn by Queen Elizabeth II.

The australian hibiscus brooch, a gift from the people of Australia to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Now worn by Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen Mother's Palm Leaf Brooch   One of the Queen Mother's favorite brooches was this palm leaf, created for her by Cartier from ston...

The Queen Mother's Palm Leaf Brooch One of the Queen Mother's favorite brooches was this palm leaf, created for her by Cartier from ston...

The Andamooka Opal – presented to Queen Elizabeth II and known as the Queen’s Opal The opal weighs 203 carats and was found at the Andamooka Opal Fields, west of Oodnadatta in South Australia in 1949

The Andamooka Opal – presented to Queen Elizabeth II and known as the Queen’s Opal The opal weighs 203 carats and was found at the Andamooka Opal Fields, west of Oodnadatta in South Australia in 1949

The Wheat Ear brooches - In 1830, King William IV ordered six brooches that could also be worn as hair ornaments.  Once again the source of these stones were his father's (George III) collection. Victoria can be seen wearing them along the neckline of her dresses in many official photographs, throughout the latter part of her reign.

The Wheat Ear brooches - In 1830, King William IV ordered six brooches that could also be worn as hair ornaments. Once again the source of these stones were his father's (George III) collection. Victoria can be seen wearing them along the neckline of her dresses in many official photographs, throughout the latter part of her reign.

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