16 March 2014

The Triple Diamond Bar Brooch

The Triple Diamond Bar Brooch
This brooch appears to include three large stones, diamonds perhaps, with one larger central stone and two slightly smaller stones to either side, all three enclosed in a delicate diamond outline. The provenance of the brooch is unconfirmed, but one possibility would be a design created from loose diamonds received as a gift while The Queen, as Princess Elizabeth, was in South Africa in 1947.*
Its appearance at a Commonwealth Day reception in 2014 may have been its first public appearance on the Queen. Hopefully we will see it again and get a better look.

*Thanks to research from the posters at the Royal Jewels of the World Message Board, and thanks to Jelena for bringing attention to it here.

20 July 2016: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
28 June 2016: Visit to Northern Ireland, Day 2
10 March 2014: Commonwealth Day Reception

Photos: PA Wire