QUEEN ELIZABETH II has arguably the best jewellery collection in the entire world – from diamond-encrusted tiaras to exquisite brooches and wonderful necklaces.
It is no surprise that in a monarchy more than 1,200 years old, Queen Elizabeth II would have inherited some extraordinary pieces of jewellery. While some have passed through a long line of monarchs, some of her treasures have been specially made for her. 2019 Channel documentary takes a look at Her Majesty’s peerless jewellery box, which according to the narrator consists of around 300 priceless pieces
Victoria Howard, founder of the Crown Chronicles, said: “The Queen’s jewel vault is huge.
“We still get pieces coming out today that we did not know existed.”
Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl added: “From diamond encrusted tiaras to exquisite brooches, to wonderful necklaces.
“The full royal suit.
The Queen has arguably the best jewellery collection in the entire world (Image: GETTY)
Parure of Diamonds and Pearls – The Gift of HRH The Prince of Wales’, 1863 (Image: GETTY)
“A royal lady is never completely dress until she has put on her jewels.
“In the vault, there so many iconic pieces.
“The jewellery tells a story, it is rich in history. I think it is immediately identifiable.”
Although the Queen has the entire collection at her disposal, she seems to favour one particular pair of earrings, as pictures from across the decades can attest.
The familiar pearl earrings are known as Queen Mary’s Button Earrings, and have a small diamond mounted on the top.
Queen Elizabeth II has inherited some extraordinary pieces of jewellery (Image: GETTY)
The Queen wearing her pearl earrings known as Queen Mary’s Button Earrings (Image: GETTY)
They can be seen in photographs from Her Majesty’s daytime engagements, but she also worn them for her grandchildren’s weddings, including Princess Eugenie’s, Prince Harry’s, and Prince William’s.
Another recent celebratory outing was for Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015, however the familiar pair can be spotted going all the way back to the Fifties.
The classic pair were from the collection of Her Majesty’s grandmother, Queen Mary, who died in 1953.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK