cullinan vi and viii brooch
Elizabeth II

The Cullinan VI and VIII Brooch

The Cullinan VI and VIII Brooch consists of a “marquise pendant (Cullinan VI), suspended from an emerald-cut stone (Cullinan VIII), set on a fine radiating platinum web in symmetrically scrolling and foliate millegrain and pavé-set brilliant border.” Embed from Getty Images The Cullinan VI diamond was purchased in 1908 from the diamond cutter Asscher by [read more]

queen mary's bangles
Elizabeth II

Queen Mary’s Bangles

Queen Mary’s Bangles each consist of “39 brilliants, the gold sides finely engraved.” The traditional Indian ornaments were a wedding present to the then Princess Mary of Teck from the Bombay Presidency, an administrative subdivision of India. The committee which raised the funds was chaired by Lucy Ada, Baroness Harris, whose husband was governor of [read more]

queen victoria golden jubilee necklace
Elizabeth II

Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Necklace

Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Necklace was created in 1888 after quite some debate. The “Women’s Jubilee Offering” committee had been established in 1887 with the purpose of marking Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. With the Queen’s approval, an equestrian statue of Prince Albert was made for Windsor Great Park, but the contributions raised far outgrew the [read more]