Australian hibiscus reflects both the nation and nature in the Queen’s brooches.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II has an outstanding brooch collection, rumored to be the world’s largest. Her Majesty’s particular brooches, such as the Australian hibiscus brooch, belonged to her mother.
The Queen is rarely seen without a brooch, and she favors brightly colored outfits with one of her favorite diamonds. Some of Elizabeth’s brooches depict the United Kingdom’s close ties with other nations, while others represent the natural environment. The hibiscus brooch from Australia does both.
Her Majesty’s brooch collection is not only extensive, but also one of the most impressive in the world.
The queen is reported to have up to 100 brooches, with unique ones being rotated on a regular basis.
The Queen’s beloved jewels were discussed by Charlotte White, Head of Design at 77 Diamonds, Europe’s largest online jeweller.
“The Queen’s magnificent and comprehensive collection of brooches includes world-record-breaking, historical, and sentimental pieces,” she said.
“The Queen owns a number of magnificent brooches that are steeped in history, and you could say that these jewels witness to the British monarchy’s immense riches and power.” Some of Her Majesty’s brooches date back to before she was born, while others were given to her as gifts in recent years.
The Australian hibiscus brooch is a gem from the first group.
The brooch, which features diamonds and rubies in the shape of two hibiscus flowers, was donated to the Queen Mother by the Australian people in 1958.
The hibiscus is valuable to Australians since there are roughly 40 different species of the flower endemic to the country.
Despite the fact that it is not the country’s official flower, it is connected with the island’s vegetation and ecology.
As a result, the brooch symbolizes Britain’s unique relationship with one of its Commonwealth partners.
It was created expressly for the Queen Mother in the late 1950s, prior of her visit of Australia.
The Sydney Morning Herald also stated that the Queen Mother would be given “a diamond and ruby brooch unofficially believed to cost more than £5,000” before she arrived in the nation.
On February 16, 1958, the Queen’s mother wore the brooch for the first time in Brisbane, pinning it to a flowing white organza dress.
Her Majesty has worn the brooch to several occasions since her mother’s passing.
She wore the inherited brooch for the first time in 2006, for. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”