Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Brooch was given to Queen Victoria by her Household to mark her Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
The brooch consists of a “scrolled and pierced foliate design, pave-set with diamonds, with pearl centre surrounded by brilliant in cut-down collets, suspending a detachable loop of brilliant with pearl drop; with alternative back fitting when used as a pendant.”1
After the State Dinner to celebrate the jubilee, Queen Victoria wrote, “I wore a black & silver dress with my Jubilee necklace & the beautiful brooch given me by my Household.”2
She later designated the piece as an heirloom of the Crown, and it passed through the hands of successive Queens. It was a favourite of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who wore it often.