Most Amazing Necklaces Collection For Queen
There are millions of pounds worth of necklaces to keep safe at the Buckingham Palace. They represent love, strength and conspiracy. Beauty is famous and history is unique – a lover who is almost lost to the royal family, one that is the subject of a survey, another link to ancient history. They are the queen’s most impressive and important necklace.
The necklace was created to display the gold and enamel Dagmar Cross, which is said to contain a fragment of the True Cross and a piece of silk from King Canute’s grave. However, since the whole piece came into the queen’s possession, she has never worn it with the intriguing attachment. The necklace contains 118 pearls and 2,000 diamonds.
When the queen made a state visit to Qatar in 1979, the country’s leader presented her with the six-strand pearl necklace set with diamond plaques that each contained six marquise-cut (football-shaped) diamonds and one round diamond. They are usually worn with the matching earrings.
The three-strand pearl necklace that has become one of the queen’s most iconic items was a gift from her father on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee. It was the nine-year-old princess’s first “proper” piece of jewelry and it is still the 90-year-old monarch’s go-to piece for most of her daytime engagements.
The queen’s great-great-grandmother won a box of emeralds in a lottery, and upon her passing, they were left to her wayward son, who in turn left them to his mistress. Queen Mary purchased them back from the woman, and they were used to create the necklace which she wore to the Delhi Durbar — the lavish celebration in India which marked the coronation of her husband King George V. Not only does the necklace feature the infamous emeralds, but it also contains part of the Cullinan diamond — the largest diamond ever found.
The sapphire and diamond necklace and earrings were one of the queen’s wedding presents from her father, and she loved them so much that she later commissioned a tiara and bracelet to match. The oblong sapphires are surrounded by diamonds and separated by diamond collets. When Noel Coward met the queen, who was wearing the jewels, he wrote, “The Queen looked luminously lovely and was wearing the largest sapphires I have ever seen.”
Queen Victoria commissioned the necklace in 1858, and it was made from stones that were taken from unused pieces from the royal collection such as sword hilts. However, the whopping 22.48-carat Lahore Diamond pendant was taken from the Timur Ruby necklace. Every female monarch has worn it since for coronations, and it is most frequently paired with the matching coronation earrings.
When Prince Albert bought the set of jewelry for his wife Queen Victoria, it was initially set with opals — one of the queen’s favorites. However after they were inherited by queen Alexandra, she had them reset with rubies, believing opals to be bad luck.