|The Australian Pearl and Gold Eucalyptus Brooch|
The brooch was designed and manufactured by Australian Opal Cutters Pty Ltd on the same basis as the pendant gifted to Kate Middleton on her wedding to Prince William. It consists of an Australian pearl nestled into the curve of a eucalyptus shaped leaf in gold with the Southern Cross set in Australian pink diamonds.
The AML presented the brooch to the Duchess during her visit to Australia back in November of 2012 but she hasn't worn it publicly yet. We’ll probably see the brooch’s first appearance on an Australia or Commonwealth-related event.
I’ll wait till I see this brooch actually worn to pass a judgement; right now, I kind of like it, the oversized pearl notwithstanding.