Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Diamonds of HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten proposed to Princess Elizabeth with a 3 carat diamond solitaire ring flanked on each side by 5 smaller diamonds, set in platinum. The diamonds were taken from a tiara owned by Philip’s mother, Princess Alice.
The Coronation Necklace and diamond drop earrings were worn at the coronations of Queen Alexandra in 1901, Queen Mary in 1911, Queen Elizabeth in 1937 and Her Majesty The Queen in 1953. The earrings were made by R. & S. Garrard & Co. in 1858 for Queen Victoria.
The George IV State Diadem. Made by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell in 1820, the diadem features a set of 4 crosses pattée alternating with 4 bouquets of roses, thistles, and shamrocks. The motifs are set on a band of diamond scrollwork between two bands of pearls.
The Queen wears it to and from each State Opening of Parliament and for official portraits. That combination has made it one of the most recognizable symbols of her reign; it adorns stamps, money, and more official images around the world.
The Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara. The tiara was one of the future Queen Mary’s wedding presents in 1893. A committee of "Girls of Great Britain & Ireland" chaired by Lady Eve Greville raised over £5,000 and purchased the tiara from Garrard.

The tiara seems to be the Queen's favorite - she's said to call it "Granny's tiara"

Cullinan I (530.2 carats) and Cullinan II (317.4 carats)

Cullinan III and Cullinan IV

Cullinan V

Cullinan VI and Cullinan VIII


See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/10/the-cullinan-diamond.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/09/the-crown-jewels.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/06/jewels-of-hm-queen-elizabeth-ii-of.html