Jeremy France Jewellers of Winchester has presented actress Joanna Lumley with a bespoke brooch to mark the 200th anniversary of the United Kingdom’s Brigade of Gurkhas. 

Owner Jeremy France was invited to attend an exclusive black tie evening at Her Majesty’s Palace and Fortress of London to present the brooch, which was organised in collaboration with the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment (QOGLR) Charitable Trust.

2015 marks 200 years of service by the Gurkhas to the armed forces of the United Kingdom, and it is being celebrated by a wide array of events to raise money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust.


Jeremy France also has a connection to the project, having spent many of his teenage years in Nepal.

The brooch presented to Joanna Lumley was designed and manufactured by Jeremy France’s team of in-house designers and goldsmiths, and was inspired by the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment cap badge. Bearing the notorious Gurkha kukri knives, the Royal Cypher and the circular laurel wreath, the brooch is mounted in solid silver and 9ct yellow gold and set with 0.50ct of diamonds.

France and his team will continue to give their support to the Gurkhas, particularly in response to the Nepal Earthquake Response Fund, which they have actively supported.