David Marshall (born 1964)
The Platinum Jubilee Brooch
18 ct white gold, platinum, 97 round brilliant cut 2.50 ct diamonds and 7 fancy cut 0.40 ct diamond. Designed by Denise Gibbs; 3 D CAD by Simon Wolfberg; cast by Design Build Cast, mounted and set by Matt Martin, Madeline Rowe, Mark Moutia and Craig Michel of The London Art Works. Diameter 4.64 cm. Marked: David Marshall, London; Platinum Jubilee mark designed by Fattorini Ltd.
Made by David Marshall, and his team at their workshop in Hatton Garden, this piece was commissioned by the Goldsmiths’ Company as a gift to mark Her Late Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. The design was handpicked by The Late Queen from a selection submitted by a shortlist of highly acclaimed UK jewellery makers. The brooch was inspired by the four nations of the United Kingdom, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, represented by four diamond-set swirls and the national flowers: the rose, the thistle, the daffodil and the shamrock. Seven diamond-set bands represent seven decades of service. Buckingham Palace proposed the addition of the lily of the valley given its significance in The Late Queen’s Coronation bouquet.
The brooch was made by a team of specialists at The London Art Works using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques, from the lost wax casting process to computer aided design (CAD). We were delighted when The Late Queen wore her brooch on 2nd June 2022 to light the first in a chain of Jubilee Beacons, an event which attracted global media coverage. This is the duplicate brooch (marked ‘No. 2’ on the reverse) was made for the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection.
For the full story of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee brooch in the Goldsmiths’ Review 2022 see here.