Not many people can compete with the Queen’s vast array of jewellery. From diamonds to pearls, the Queen has it all and shows them off on special occasions. Not only are these pieces expensive, but they also have great sentimental value, historical significance, and hidden meanings. Here’s why Queen Elizabeth’s sapphire brooch is special.
Queen Victoria, who reigned between 1819 and 1901, is Queen Elizabeth II’s great-great-grandmother.
She was known to love sapphires, with one of her most prized possessions being a sapphire and diamond coronet.
This coronet was designed and commissioned by her husband in 1840.
The Sapphire is one of the two gem-varieties of corundum, the other is ruby. Sapphires are most commonly seen in blue but can also occur in other colours, like grey and black.
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But our Queen received this brooch, with the rest of the crown heirloom collection, in 1952. This was when she ascended to the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II has worn the brooch at many important events, including Christening of the Duke of Cambridge in 1982.
For the Queen’s Christmas address to the nation in 2019, she wore this brooch.
Simple, classic, and beautiful, the brooch is mostly worn for daytime occasions.