Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jewels of HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch of sixteen realms of the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations. She is also the head of the Commonwealth, and the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

Upon her accession on February 6 1952, Elizabeth became head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon. Her coronation the following year was the first to be televised.

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II upon her Coronation in 1953. She holds the Sovereign's Orb, the Sceptre with the Cross and wears the Imperial State Crown.
The Flower Basket Brooch

A present to Princess Elizabeth from King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to mark the birth of her first child and their first grandchild, Prince Charles on 14 November 1948. It is reported to be her favorite.
Pink and blue sapphire, diamond and ruby brooch made by Cartier. Given to Princess Elizabeth by her parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1945.

King George VI Sapphire and Diamond Suite. Purchased by King George VI from Carrington & Co and given to Princess Elizabeth as a wedding present in 1947.

The necklace originally consisted of eighteen emerald-cut sapphires in diamond clusters. In 1952 it was shortened by four stones, the largest of which was converted into a pendant to the necklace in 1959.
The emerald and diamond encrusted Godman Necklace was a gift by the two elderly Godman sisters to her majesty the Queen.

The two sisters who remained unmarried and were spinsters inherited the necklace from their father Frederick Du Cann, a British naturalist, who purchased the necklace whilst on a holiday in Bavaria in the 1890s
Aquamarine Clips.

An eighteenth birthday present to Princess Elizabeth from her parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1944. The clips are a personal favorite and seen frequently on the queen.
Williamson diamond broach. The central diamond of 23.6 carats is one of the finest pinks known. It was excavated from a mine in Tanganyika (Tanzania) belonging to the Canadian geologist Dr John Williamson, who gave it as a wedding present to Princess Elizabeth in 1947.
Brazilian Aquamarine Suite. The earrings and matching necklace were a Coronation gift to The Queen from the President and People of Brazil in 1953. A bracelet and matching brooch were presented to The Queen by the Brazilian Government in 1958 as a matching addition to the original gift.

On June 20, 2014, Her Majesty wore one-of-a-kind brooch designed by Canadian jeweller, Hillberg & Berk to the Royal Ascot racecourse. The contemporary floral design is set in 18K white gold and features Madagascar tourmaline, a white freshwater pearl and 300 diamonds.

The brooch was presented to The Queen in October 2013 and first worn while attending Sunday service on February 2, 2014.
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


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