|The Duchess of Cornwall's Pansy Brooches|
Set in 14k yellow gold, colouration is realized in a palette of deep purple and vivid yellow enamel. The brooches have clear rhinestones all around the edge of each petal, with a single pearl nested in the centre, in a small spot of yellow.
|The Duchess wearing the brooch with her favourite purple suit|
Camilla has worn the brooches on many occasions before and after her marriage, including Official Visits to Japan (in 2008) and Hungary (2010), the Commonwealth Day Observance Service at Westminster Abbey (in 2012), and not one but two Christmas Day Services at Sandringham (in 2007 and 2012).
|The various ways of wearing the Pansy Brooches|
Given the period the brooch (probably) originates from, could it be another Keppel heirloom? And speaking about the period, weren't the Victorians so very romantic? Conveying entire messages through flowers or jewels... Who can resist that? I wish the language of flowers was still used in our times. I once received a bouquet of roses with ferns and baby’s breath and didn't think much of it. That is, until I learnt fern is a symbol of sincerity, while baby’s breath means everlasting love. Aww.