New portrait of Queen shows her wearing aquamarine brooch given by dad King George for her 18th b’day

In the photograph taken by Ranald Mackechnie, the Queen is wearing a powder blue dress and a beautiful pearl necklace while smiling warmly

New portrait of Queen shows her wearing aquamarine brooch given by dad King George for her 18th b’day
The official Platinum Jubilee portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and a diamond and aquamarine brooch, a present she received from her father when she turned 18 (@theroyalfamily/Instagram)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: On the eve of Her Majesty The Queen's burial, the royal family unveiled a never-before-seen photograph of her on Instagram. A radiant smile and some of the Queen's favorite jewelry, such as the aquamarine and diamond brooch gifted by her father, can be seen in the picture which was shot at Windsor Castle in May 2022.

Her Late Majesty was wearing a beautiful set of aquamarine and diamond clip brooches that were attached to a pastel blue dress. The pins were given to her by her cherished father, King George VI, in April 1944 for her 18th birthday. They can be seen worn individually atop one another. The Queen wore three-stranded pearl jewelry as well as pearl and diamond earrings. It appears the Princess of Wales is wearing the same earrings which she has worn four times in the previous week to honor the late Queen. The necklace, meanwhile, looks to be the identical one she wore in the final known photo of her, taken only days before her passing at Balmoral Castle when she visited Prime Minister Liz Truss. Queen Elizabeth II accumulated a jewelry collection throughout the course of her life that included family heirlooms, valuable gems, and presents from foreign leaders. Rarely was the monarch seen without diamonds, pearls, or jewels decorating her clothing. The royal pundits occasionally theorized that she utilized the accessories to convey messages without saying a word.

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People paid close attention to her brooches because Her Majesty frequently selected one that had a relation to the person, place, or organization she was visiting. It is believed that the Queen had more than 100 brooches. The late Queen loved the art deco-inspired Boucheron clips shown in the photo posted on Sunday, September 18. They blend baguette, oval, and round stones and are crafted of aquamarine and diamonds in a pattern reminiscent of the 1940s. For this reason, they are sometimes mistakenly referred to as the Cartier aquamarine clips. The unusual form of the brooches, which is one that Cartier frequently employs, caused many jewelry professionals to assume the clips were truly the brand's creation. The clips may be worn in a variety of ways, including as matching clips, as a single brooch, or on either shoulder. They were often attached to the Queen's left shoulder as separate clips, one above the other.

The Queen usually paired her gems, which were transparent, with blue or light purple draperies to bring out their true color. Over the years, she donned the accessories for a variety of events, including her broadcast address on the 75th anniversary of VE Day in May 2020.

The Queen was, however, most at ease in her pearls, like many Englishwomen of a certain age, even though many people frequently connected her with her great royal collection of expensive tiaras, elaborate brooches, and stunning diamond earrings. The clips come in a variety of styles, including matching clips, clips for either shoulder, and a single brooch.

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