Visiting Sandringham, the Queen gave the ‘Eternal Dove’ brooch its first official outing, and had it resting on her shoulder, set perfectly against a striking blue hat and coat combination, as she attended church close to the royal estate.
Participants in the project (including the Birmingham Assay Office) all felt that the winning design, by Ivonna Poplanska, was befitting of royalty. Indeed, it was inspired by an existing Crown Jewel called the Sceptre with Dove, originally made for the Coronation of King Charles II in 1661.
A close-up of the brooch can be seen here.
Image: The Queen wearing the brooch at Sandringham and winning entrant Ivonna Poplanska also wearing the brooch.