The Greville Scroll Brooch was from the collection of Dame Margaret Greville, the wife of the Hon. Ronald Greville. Margaret and her husband had had no children, and she bequeathed all her jewellery to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother upon her death in 1942.
The art deco brooch was made by Cartier for Margaret in 1929 using three pearls and 26 brilliant from her own collection. Cartier also supplied 17 of the smallest stones. The brooch can be worn either side up as it’s in the form of a horizontal c-scroll. Queen Elizabeth II inherited the brooch from her mother upon her death in 2002.1
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother wore the brooch often and also liked to pin it to her hat. Queen Elizabeth wore the brooch several times in 2011 during her tour of Australia, and she wore it several times after that.2
- The Queen’s Diamonds by Hugh Roberts p.248
- The Court Jeweller