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Tue, 10 Jan 2012

British Royal Jewels Exhibition, "Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration"

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By Erika W.

This February, Queen Elizabeth II will become the second British sovereign to have reigned for 60 years. To commemorate the occasion, an exhibition titled "Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration" will be held at Buckingham Palace in August and September. The show will feature two centuries of diamond jewelry worn by British monarchs.

Some of the most renowned royal jewels will be on display, including The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, the Williamson Diamond Brooch, the diamond coronation necklace and earrings, and Queen Victoria's Fringe Brooch and miniature tiara.

The exhibition is part of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee with events starting the first week of June.

Visit The Royal Collection to learn more about the upcoming exhibitions and The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.


The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara worn by Queen Elizabeth II

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara was given to the future Queen Elizabeth II as a wedding present in 1947.


Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 2012 Williamson Diamond Brooch
Photo: The Royal Collection © 2011,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Crafted in the shape of an alpine rose, the Williamson Diamond Brooch features a remarkable 23.6 carat pink diamond.


Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 2012 Coronation Diamond Necklace and Earrings
Photo: The Royal Collection © 2011,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II wearing Coronation Diamond Necklace and Earrings
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II -1953

The diamond coronation necklace and earrings were originally created for Queen Victoria. The jewels have been worn by Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, The Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II at their coronations.


Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 2012 Queen Victoria's Fringe Brooch
Photo: The Royal Collection © 2011,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Made in 1856 by R & S Garrard, Queen Victoria's Fringe Brooch holds a large old brilliant cut diamond surrounded by twelve fancy shaped brilliants with nine diamond chains suspended below.


Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 2012 Queen Victoria's miniature crown
Photo: The Royal Collection © 2011,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Victoria wore her miniature crown for her Diamond Jubilee portrait in 1897. The crown holds 1,187 diamonds and is approximately 9cm. The crown was made by R & S Garrard in 1870.



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