|The Brazilian Aquamarine and Diamond Brooch|
The brooch was not part of the original demi-parure which the President and People of Brazil presented to Her Majesty in 1953, on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation; However, in 1958, the Brazilian Government presented the Queen two additional pieces – a matching brooch and bracelet.
The Queen has worn this brooch fairly consistently throughout her reign although it's probably not in the Top 10 of her most-worn pieces. As with most of her brooches, Her Majesty pins this one high up on her left shoulder although sometimes she opts to wear the piece on her collar.
|The Queen wearing the brooch on her collar and on her left shoulder|
In my opinion, this brooch is quite simply breathtaking. If I could choose a single brooch from the Queen's very vast collection, I'd probably go for this one. Even Cullinan brooches are no competition, as far as I am concerned. Well, maybe with the exception of Granny's Chips: those are in league of their own.
To have a look at the entire Brazilian Aquamarine, have a look at this post - The Brazilian Aquamarine Parure and Tiara.