Queen Elizabeth II was known for sending subtle messages with her jewellery, and her collection remains one of the world’s most impressive. This is particularly true for her diamond-drenched and gem-set brooches, which were often commissioned for special occasions or gifts from friends and members of the royal family.
Read more about some of Her Majesty’s brooches below.
Queen Mary's Turquoise and Diamond Brooch
The turquoise- and diamond-set brooch worn by Her Majesty during a special broadcast in 2020 about the coronavirus is from the same collection as Meghan Markle’s wedding tiara. The Queen pinned this historic sparkler on to a beautifully cut green dress, which she also wore with pearls.
This brooch belonged to Queen Elizabeth II’s grandmother, Queen Mary, who was also the proud owner of the Vladimir Tiara–a Romanov jewel which comes with pearls that can be replaced with emeralds.