All became clear to me when I read the Governor-General of Canada's presentation remarks to QEII -- that the brooch was -- "a snowflake, shaped like the North Star." http://www.cleveland19.com/story/35923217/hillberg-berk-creates-canadian-sapphire-jubilee-brooch-for-her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii
Many thanks Maryjo - you have broadened my horizons as well as giving me a very valid reason to look at HM's new brooch again.
: A four-sided snowflake? It certainly IS one
: of a kind! All snowflakes have six sides
: or points. This brooch might better be
: described as the North Star.
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