queen Elizabeth jewels
The Queen Mother wearing the Oriental Circlet Tiara. The tiara was made for Queen Victoria in 1853. The inspiration for the design of this tiara, which includes ‘Moghul’ arches framing lotus flowers, came from Prince Albert who had been greatly impressed by the Indian jewels presented to the Queen by the East India Company at the conclusion of the Great Exhibition.
Devonshire Honeysuckle Tiara: The design is made in 1802 by Skinner of Orchard Street for the Duchess of Devonshire, who was presumably given this tiara at the time of her marriage in 1889. Since then the tiara has descended through three generations. The tiara rests on a band of pairs of stylized buds between collet-set diamonds, surmounted by a sequence of palmettes outlined by diamond borders linked at the base to lotus flowers graduated toward the back, in total ca 1900 diamonds.
Meghan looked radiant in a dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy that displayed beautiful craftsmanship and consideration, and reflected her elegant and modern style. More from Kensington Palace: The design: “True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the sl
The George VI Victorian Suite is a notable set of jewels in Queen Elizabeth’s collection. Originally a wedding present from her father, King George VI, the parure consists of several remarkable blue sapphire pieces, among them a necklace composed of oblong blue sapphires surrounded by diamonds. The Queen not only had the largest sapphire removed and made into a new pendant to shorten the necklace, she added a matching blue sapphire and diamond tiara and bracelet.