Queen Anne-Marie's Diamond Swan Brooch

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Anne-Marie wears the brooch at Crown Princess Victoria's pre-wedding gala in Stockholm, June 2010 (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

We're continuing to pilfer through the jewelry box of our Magpie of the Month -- Queen Anne-Marie, who was once Queen of the Hellenes -- and today, we've got a look at her glittering diamond brooch in the shape of a swan.


Little information appears to be available about the brooch's provenance, but it seems to have some significance for Anne-Marie, as she has worn it for some major events. Above, she wears the swan for the christening of her younger daughter, Princess Theodora, in London in October 1983.


And here, she dons the brooch for the wedding of her eldest son, Crown Prince Pavlos, in July 1995.


Five years later, Anne-Marie wore the brooch with the necklace she inherited from Queen Alexandrine for a gala dinner for the Prince's Trust in London.

Anne-Marie wears the brooch at Crown Princess Victoria's pre-wedding gala in Stockholm, June 2010 (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

In 2010, Anne-Marie brought the brooch with her to Sweden, where she wore it for the pre-wedding concert held in honor of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The bright red dress she wore the brooch against on this occasion really helped to set off the brooch's details.

Anne-Marie wears the brooch during her sister's Ruby Jubilee festivities in Copenhagen, January 2012 (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Anne-Marie has also innovated with the brooch's placement, wearing it at her waist for one of the events during the 2012 Ruby Jubilee celebrations of her eldest sister, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. On this occasion, she paired the brooch with an important Danish diadem: the Khedive of Egypt Tiara.

Anne-Marie wears the brooch at the Sovereigns' Luncheon during the Diamond Jubilee festivities in Britain, May 2012 (Dominic Lipinski/AFP/Getty Images)

The brooch managed to sparkle against a more neutral color palette when Anne-Marie wore it for the grand Sovereigns' Luncheon during Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Anne-Marie wears the brooch at the Sovereigns' Luncheon during the Diamond Jubilee festivities in Britain, May 2012 (JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

This profile angle gives you a nice idea of the size and heft of the brooch -- and of the extreme sparkliness of its diamonds!

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