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Queen Elizabeth’s Fanciest Brooches of All Time — Including Massive Diamonds, Rubies, Pearls and More!

Queen Elizabeth II's Fanciest Brooches - Richmond

Queen Elizabeth II was no stranger to elevating her outfits with luxury accessories. Before her death on September 8, 2022, she almost always donned a colorful hat along with her three-strand pearl necklace — but it was her impressive collection of fancy brooches that never failed to grab our attention.

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(“The queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the palace said in a statement. “The king and the queen consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”)

The queen’s brooch collection is — how do we say it? — was off the charts. She debuted hundreds of them over her 96 years, including those passed down with the crown from Queen Victoria and from her grandmother, Queen Mary.

There are also those designed specifically for Queen Elizabeth, like a stunning pair of aquamarine clips commissioned by her parents for the royal’s 18th birthday. Keeping in line with the celebratory brooches, her parents also gifted her a multicolored stunner following the birth of her first child, Prince Charles.

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The corgi lover had so many brooches — including rubies, sapphires, pearls, emeralds, aquamarines, amethysts and so, so many diamonds — that she never had to worry about accessorizing an outfit.

Despite having so many to choose from, Her Majesty had her favorites. For example, she frequently wore her colorful flower basket-inspired brooch and the unmissable diamond Jardine Star.

At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 2018 wedding, the queen wore a large pearl and diamond design named the Richmond Brooch. When Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot a few years prior, the queen chose to wear one of her go-to bow brooches: the True Lover’s Knot.

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“[Queen Elizabeth] believes in jewelry in the traditional sense for the Royal family, which is that it is the pride of the nation to have this beautiful jewelry, so she’s always very wonderful about wearing them,” jewelry historian Marion Fasel said in 2021.

Keep scrolling to see Queen Elizabeth’s fanciest brooches of all time — they might just convince you to start your very own collection: