The brooch Resembles the order of Catherine the second. Made of REP ribbons. Lace, finished with a natural amethyst bead.
The story of the triumph of the brooch as a decoration is as romantic and interesting as the brooch itself.
Few people know that in the middle Ages brooches were used as some kind of "secret" signs. This first happened in the 12th century at the court of the French king Louis XLV. One of the ladies of the court (a certain Madame de Sauvigny) once showed imagination and decorated her magnificent wardrobe with an elegant precious flower on her shoulder. It was a special, secret sign – a kind of "beacon" that transmits very important information to a high-ranking gentleman. Such signs Madame de Sauvigny began to use regularly, as a means of transmitting secret information. For example, if the lady was ready to receive a secret guest, he received from her one or another sign, which they agreed in advance. The diamond brooch on her right shoulder meant Yes, and the delicate ruby-encrusted ornament pinned to her ample cleavage meant not today». A lovely brooch with lilies "appointed" a date in the garden, and a delicate amethyst violet symbolized a meeting in the private chambers of the lady. The French courts became famous in history for their endless cycle of love intrigues and political conspiracies, in which not only representatives of the nobility, but also monarchs were involved.
In the casket of each high-society person kept several amazing brooches, with which the lovely ladies secretly "communicated" with their fans and associates. It happened that the brooches were passed through trusted persons as a secret message that tells a person very important information.
Here is such a lovely story of the beginning of the popularity of the brooch. Since then, this accessory has been firmly established "aristocratic" reputation. These days the exciting fashion cycle has once again brought Her Majesty's Brooch back to the world's catwalks. And if someone still considers the brooch "grandmother's" decoration, it is probably from a lack of life experience, taste and financial opportunities, because a luxurious brooch is something that can turn a beautiful woman into a real Queen.