Friday, November 22, 2013

Mastery of Design: A Brilliant Royal Heart, 1936

Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
Via  The Royal Collection Trust
Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

This small diamond heart came into the Royal Collection in 1936.  That's really all we know about it.  I like to think that the future King George VI purchased it for the Future Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) during his period of grief over the death of his father, King George V, and confusion during the whole Abdication Kerfuffle (TM), as a way of thanking her for standing by him.  But, I have no proof of that.  It's more likely that Queen Mary picked it up somewhere.

The small white gold heart-shaped brooch is designed to depicts a ribbon twisted through the heart.  It is studded with brilliant-cut diamonds. A small yellow gold pin and hook fastener attaches the brooch to a garment.

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