Queen Elizabeth's Most Spectacular Jewels
If there’s anyone that understands the truth behind the statement “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” it’s most certainly the Queen of England. Between striking, aquamarine tiaras and lovely gold and pearl embellished brooches, Queen Elizabeth has more than enough pieces of jewelry for every stately occasion, but they are so much more than pretty adornments. Each stone tells a unique story of the people it’s met and the places it’s been long before it found a spot in the Queen’s collection.
Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara
The name says it all! This sparkling beauty originally belonged to the Grand Duchess Vladimir where is shined at the Russian Royal Court until Queen Mary bought it from the duchess’ daughter. It can now be spotted on the head of Queen Elizabeth - usually with accompanying white jewels.
Flower Basket Brooch
Couldn’t you picture this charming, multi-stoned brooch upgrading your ensemble? It was initially gifted to Queen Elizabeth by her parents to celebrate the birth of Prince Charles.
Burmese Ruby Tiara
Commissioned by the Queen in 1973, the Burmese Ruby Tiara includes two of the royal’s wedding presents: diamonds removed from the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara and rubies from Burma.
Queen Victoria's Crown Ruby Earrings and Necklace
We can all appreciate an elegant earring and necklace pair, and this ruby set is sure to take you breath away! Queen Victoria first bought them from Garrard in 1854, and they have been a royal family staple ever since.
George IV's State Diadem
This crown is heavily symbolic because it was originally made for King George IV. Queen Elizabeth wore this piece for her trip to and from the State Opening Of Parliament.
Four Row Japanese Pearl Choker
Every Southern girl knows the significance behind a stunning strand of pearls. However, this necklace is a peculiar part of the Queen’s collection because she usually strays away from the choker style.
Imperial State Crown
The Imperial State Crown sits on the Queen’s head more than all the others. It’s used for each State Opening of Parliament and after the coronation. Each jewel has a unique story.
Brazilian Aquamarine Parure
This striking, aquamarine set was originally gifted to Queen Elizabeth by the president of Brazil in 1953 at her coronation.
Kent Amethyst Demi-Parure
Out of this exquisitely historic amethyst collection, the sunray brooch is the Queen’s favorite piece. She most recently wore it in early 2017 at the UK-India Year of Culture Reception.
Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik Tiara
This Russian-style tiara is counted among the Queen’s most cherished pieces. It was originally a present from the Ladies of Society to celebrate the wedding anniversary of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
True Lover's Knot Brooch
The True Lover’s Knot Brooch is known as the largest brooch worn by Queen Elizabeth. The diamond-filled beauty is most often saved for stately occasions and evening events.
Grima Ruby Brooch
This diamond, ruby, and free-form gold brooch was given to the Queen as a gift from her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1966.