Saltford jewellery designer Louise Primrose presents brooch to Duchess

March 29 2019
Saltford jewellery designer Louise Primrose presents brooch to Duchess

A Saltford jewellery designer has presented Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with a brooch to celebrate her 25-year link with a charity.

Louise Primrose was invited by the Royal Osteoporosis Society to create a piece of jewellery for their president to mark the milestone and she travelled to London to personally give the piece to the Duchess.

The event on Wednesday, February 13, was also held to celebrate the charity’s change of name from the National Osteoporosis Society to “Royal” after the new title was approved by the Queen.

Louise created the brooch using white gold and small pearls and it stylistically represents brittle bones, which are caused by osteoporosis.

The Duchess, who became patron of the charity in 1997 and president in 2001, has experience of the condition in her family. Her mother and grandmother both suffered and died because of the debilitating condition.

The ROS is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and is determined to find a
cure.

Louise, who has recently returned from South Africa to live with her family in Saltford and set up her jewellery design business, said she was delighted to have been commissioned to create such a prestigious item.