Bentley and Skinner Art Deco Diamond Set Brooch
The Princess of Wales, Catherine, wore Bentley and Skinner Art Deco Diamond Set Brooch in November 2022 at Remembrance Sunday. The British Jeweller was the holder of Royal warrant from the Late Queen Elizabeth II and the then Prince of Wales, Charles – now King Charles III.
The Sold-out £14500 piece was described as, “An Art Deco diamond set brooch, of rectangular shape with corners, cut away, with an openwork pattern comprising of a central, round brilliant-cut diamond with an estimated weight of 0.35 carat, with a baguette-cut diamond to the top and bottom of the rectangle, total estimated diamond weight 4.5 carats, all mounted in platinum, circa 1920, measuring approximately 4.4×2.2cm, gross weight 11.4 grams.
A sparkling Art Deco brooch. This brooch is of a classically Art Deco design, with geometric shapes and fine openwork platinum set throughout with lively diamonds. This beautiful piece was made around 1920 and captures the glamour and elegance of the Jazz Age.“
Reportedly the vintage piece was sold sometime in January 2022. Catherine celebrated her 40th birthday in January 2022 so it could be her 40th birthday present from either the then Prince Charles or Prince William. Given the style and brand’s connection to King Charles III I would be leaning towards the brooch being a birthday gift from the King
The brooch has become somewhat of a staple piece in Catherine’s regal attire. Since its debut, The Princess has worn the brooch on some very special occasion including the first State Banquet of King Charles III in November 2022.
The brooch made is first foreign appearance in Jordan at the State wedding banquet hosted by Queen Rania and King Abdullah II in June 2023 at the wedding of Prince Al Hussein and Princess Rajwa Al Hussein.