The Sparkle In Her Eye

17 May

The Queen always wears a statement piece of jewelry when she makes a formal appearance.  Most notably are what she wears atop her head.  The crowns and tiaras only a true queen could pull off.

Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

The Queen called this the “Granny Tiara” because her grandmother gave it to her as a wedding present.

The Hanover Russian Fringe Tiara

The Queen wore this tiara at her wedding.

Queen Alexandra’s Russian Fringe Tiara

This tiara has 488 diamonds on 61 platinum bars.

The Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara

This was left to the Queen by her grandmother and became her favorite in the late 1950s.  She gave it as a wedding present to Diana and it is now worn regularly by Camilla.

Burmese Ruby Tiara

This tiara was made from rubies given as a wedding present from the people of Burma.  Its design is a wreath of roses.

Aquamarine and Diamond Tiara

This was made from stones given to the Queen at her coronation by the people of Brazil.

Vladimir Tiara

This tiara was made for Grand Duchess Vladimir and was smuggled out of Russia during the Revolution in 1921.  It was adapted to have hanging emeralds rather than the original pearls or can be worn without this middle stones.

St Edward’s Crown

This is the official coronation crown.

Imperial State Crown

This famous crown is set with more than 3,000 gems.

King George IV State Diadem

This crown features 1,333 diamonds and 169 pearls set in the shapes of roses, thistles and shamrocks to symbolise England, Scotland, and Ireland.


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