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A little-known & not often used piece in the Queen's collection, it uses a stone that she doesn't often choose: opals, black opals with gold specifically, in the design of a spray of flowering gum. Opals generate an array of colours. The brooch comes from Australia. It was a wedding gift in 1947 from the Returned Sailors', Soldiers' and Airmen's Imperial League of Australia. The official wedding gift list notes that the brooch's casket bears the badge of the league in gold.

A little-known & not often used piece in the Queen's collection, it uses a stone that she doesn't often choose: opals, black opals with gold specifically, in the design of a spray of flowering gum. Opals generate an array of colours. The brooch comes from Australia. It was a wedding gift in 1947 from the Returned Sailors', Soldiers' and Airmen's Imperial League of Australia. The official wedding gift list notes that the brooch's casket bears the badge of the league in gold.

The Queen was presented with the inaugural FEI Lifetime Achievement Award on November 26, 2014  The award, given in honor of her lifelong support of equestrian sport, includes this brooch. Made of diamonds set in white gold and created specially for The Queen, it mirrors the insignia of the FEI Awards (seen below). The design is a shape created from nine interlocking horseshoes.

The Queen was presented with the inaugural FEI Lifetime Achievement Award on November 26, 2014 The award, given in honor of her lifelong support of equestrian sport, includes this brooch. Made of diamonds set in white gold and created specially for The Queen, it mirrors the insignia of the FEI Awards (seen below). The design is a shape created from nine interlocking horseshoes.

The Queen Mary Conch Pearl Brooch, c. 1901 to 1915.

The Queen Mary Conch Pearl Brooch, c. 1901 to 1915.

Queen Mary

Queen Mary

Duchess of Cornwall

Duchess of Cornwall

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Enamel Maple Leaves Brooch

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Enamel Maple Leaves Brooch

The Irish Blossom Brooch. Not much is known about this piece; it features six diamond flowers blossoming off a central stem. Each flower has a golden center. Its precise origin is unclear. http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/06/irish-blossom-brooch.html

The Irish Blossom Brooch. Not much is known about this piece; it features six diamond flowers blossoming off a central stem. Each flower has a golden center. Its precise origin is unclear. http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/06/irish-blossom-brooch.html

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Four Row Japanese Pearl Choker

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Four Row Japanese Pearl Choker

Timeless elegance: The Queen with Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor General of Australia, and Lady Cosgrove in the drawing room at Balmoral Castle today. Pictured: 1. A set of white figurine candlestick holders that are believed to have been used by Queen Victoria in the mid-1800s; 2. A fireplace trim featuring a repeating thistle motif in a nod to Scotland's national flower; 3. A painting of Queen Victoria and her trusted ghillie John Brown at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight; 4. An iPod…

Timeless elegance: The Queen with Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor General of Australia, and Lady Cosgrove in the drawing room at Balmoral Castle today. Pictured: 1. A set of white figurine candlestick holders that are believed to have been used by Queen Victoria in the mid-1800s; 2. A fireplace trim featuring a repeating thistle motif in a nod to Scotland's national flower; 3. A painting of Queen Victoria and her trusted ghillie John Brown at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight; 4. An iPod…

A photograph of the Queen and the incoming Governor General of Canada in the library at Balmoral Castle yesterday. Pictured: 1. An armchair, believed to have been re-covered and finished in the Queen's preferred skirted style; 2. A Samsung television and Sky box, a rare modern touch; 3. Volumes of books, including the works of Sir William Fraser, some of which have remained in exactly the same position for 40 years; 4. A desk and leather chair which have been used by the Queen since at least…

A photograph of the Queen and the incoming Governor General of Canada in the library at Balmoral Castle yesterday. Pictured: 1. An armchair, believed to have been re-covered and finished in the Queen's preferred skirted style; 2. A Samsung television and Sky box, a rare modern touch; 3. Volumes of books, including the works of Sir William Fraser, some of which have remained in exactly the same position for 40 years; 4. A desk and leather chair which have been used by the Queen since at least…