The Daffodil is the national flower of Wales. Here it is seen in diamond form in a brooch, worn by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. It is a gem in the Royal Collection.
The City of London Lily brooch is in the form of a lily and grasses. It was presented to Her Majesty the Queen by the City of London while bestowed the Freedom of the City in 1947, she was the third woman to receive the honor.
A delicate and beautiful Williamson Diamond Brooch. It has a beautiful pink diamond in the center. It was a wedding gift to Princess Elizabeth from a Canadian who owned a mine in Tanzania where the diamond was found. It has 23.6 carat size diamond and in 1953 placed in the center of this brooch. It was designed by Cartier in a jonquil shape.
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It appears one of the more sentimental brooches the Queen cherishes is the Queen Mother’s Palm Leaf Brooch. Here you can see the list of times Her Majesty has worn this apparent favorite.
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