The greatest brooches of the Queen: The Canadian Snowflake commemorates the monarch’s historical Sapphire Jubilee.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II has an outstanding brooch collection, rumored to be the world’s largest. The Canadian Snowflake is one of Her Majesty’s most recent jewels, while several of her special brooches date back to the Victorian era.
The Queen is famed for her vividly colored ensembles, which are virtually always adorned with one of her priceless brooches. Many of Her Majesty’s brooches have deeper significance, with some signifying Britain’s relationship with another country or a personal event. Both are accomplished with the Canadian Snowflake brooch.
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 has several precious brooches that are steeped in history, and these jewels may be said to attest to the British monarchy’s tremendous wealth and power.”
Some of Her Majesty’s brooches date from before Elizabeth’s birth, while others were given to her as gifts recently.
The Canadian Snowflake brooch falls into the latter kind.
This priceless gem is set with diamonds and pale blue sapphires in a snowflake design.
Although the brooch resembles a snowflake, it was only inspired by its shape because real snowflakes have six-fold symmetry, which the brooch lacks.
The sapphires encircle a huge diamond in the brooch’s center.
Seemeega and Nowdluk Aqpik, brothers, discovered these pale blue diamonds on Baffin Island, Canada’s largest island, in 2002.
The brooch was given to Her Majesty to commemorate her Sapphire Jubilee, making it an especially appropriate gift.
The Sapphire Jubilee commemorated the 65th anniversary of Elizabeth’s coronation.
Canadian Governor General David Johnston presented the brooch to Her Majesty as a gift on behalf of the North American country.
The snowflake brooch was created by Canadian firm Hillberg and Berk to go with another of Her Majesty’s costly brooches, the Diamond Maple Leaf Brooch.
Both brooches are symbols of Canada, but they also represent the “Brinkwire Summary News.”