History from across the centuries, Royalty from the 21st

Thu 23rd November, 2017

The Queen’s Jewellery: chrysanthemum brooch

The chrysanthemum brooch is in the form of such a flower. Deep blue sapphires form the flower’s centre and diamonds the petals.

It was a gift to Princess Elizabeth in 1946 for launching the British Princess oil tanker from Sir James Laing & Sons Limited and the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company Ltd.

It is one of the first jewellery gifts she ever received, and she wore it for her honeymoon photo in 1947 and again for her and Philip’s 60th anniversary photos, recreating the image at Balmoral.

Featured image: Liam_OMalley via photopin cc

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