Friday, December 4, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II and Her Grima Brooch

I love the Queen’s stunning carved ruby Grima brooch!

When I was thinking of what ladies I might turn to in order to find a picture of one of them wearing a brooch I of course first thought of the Queen of England because of her amazing collection of jewelry! She always adds a brooch to her ensembles, which I love, and when I saw this photo of her from 2011 wearing a drop-dead gorgeous carved ruby and gold brooch by Grima it led me to their website and I am now in love with their work! Swing by when you get a chance, they have some amazing pieces to drool over. The company was founded by Andrew Grima in 1960s and continues today under the helm of his wife Jojo and daughter Francesca.

I read on Grima’s Instagram account that this particular brooch is special to the Queen because it was given to her by her husband, Prince Philip. I wonder if he had help picking it out, as in, did the Queen drop a hint that she wanted it, did someone at Grima help him select it, or does he just have incredibly good taste? I love that she wore this Christmas red suit to a visit to Liverpool in December of 2011 and that her Grima brooch was paired with a hat and pearls!

I have found several pictures of the Queen wearing the brooch over the years and here is another one I like, which shows it in better detail:

Worn here in 2009 with pale pink but also with the pearl necklace and earrings.

Let the Queen’s lovely Grima brooch be your friendly reminder that the December “How I Wear My” roundup is devoted to brooches! We would love to see how you style yours. Send photos to us at howiwearmy@yahoo.com by December 7, 2015.

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