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Sun 22nd April, 2018

The Queen’s Jewellery: Jardine star brooch

The Jardine Star brooch is one of of a selection that The Queen is regularly seen wearing, and seems to be one of her favourites. It is in a star-like shape, featuring 8 diamond rays. These rays are separated by a single diamond. The centre of the star holds a diamond surrounded by seven smaller ones.

The name ‘Jardine’ comes from how Her Majesty came to acquire the piece: a Lady Jardine left the late-Victorian piece to her in 1981, though it is not exactly known which Lady Jardine it was, as there are a number of candidates, according to FHMJV.

As a simple diamond piece, you can see why The Queen wears it so often – versatile adding a little sparkle to any outfit. This is a quality she likes in many of her brooches, as you will see.

Photo: By Runner1928 (Own work (Runner1928)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Victoria has a passion for British history and Constitutional Monarchy, hence her reasons for founding The Crown Chronicles. Her specialism is the Early Modern era, with particular emphasis on the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. She is also a keen reader (usually something historical), baker and shopper. Her motto is to have a full bookcase, but a fuller wardrobe. Miss Howard also works closely with the British Monarchist Foundation as their Press Secretary and Spokesman.

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