Saskatchewan jeweler gifts $15,000 brooch to Queen Elizabeth

Saskatchewan jewelry designer, Hillberg & Berk, has designed a one-of-a-kind brooch to be worn by Queen Elizabeth II, which was presented to Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace last week.

The feminine, floral brooch is set in 18K white gold and features petals made from pink, purple and reddish tourmaline. In its centre sits a white, freshwater pearl surrounded by 300 diamonds. 

The piece is valued at $15,000 and was presented by Saskatchewan Lieut. Gov. Vaughn Solomon Schofield, who also made a donation in the Queen's name to a charity that promotes the education of girls in the developing world.

“At Hillberg & Berk we design jewellery with strong influential women in mind,” said Rachel Mielke, designer and founder of Hillberg & Berk in a statement. “Her Majesty is a modern icon who has devoted her life to improving the lives of others, it was an honour to create a piece that reflects her strength and beauty.”

Rachel is no stranger to designing jewelry for the stars, with her Hillberg & Berk designs donned by the likes of Celine Dion, Michelle Obama, Carrie Underwood, Barbara Walters and Sarah McLachlan. 

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