Queen Victoria's Fringe Brooch
Royal Jewels

Queen Victoria’s Fringe Brooch

Queen Victoria’s Fringe Brooch began its life after the remodelling of another diamond ornament. This was done in 1856, and Queen Victoria wore the brooch in her Winterhalter portrait in 1859. The diamonds most likely came from jewels presented to Queen Victoria by the Sultan of Turkey in gratitude for the British support during the [read more]

Queen Adelaide's Brooch
Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Queen Adelaide’s Brooch

Queen Adelaide’s brooch was made as a clasp for a pearl necklace for Queen Adelaide (born of Saxe-Meiningen) on the orders of her husband, King William IV. The stones were taken from a jewelled badge of the Order of the Bath that used to belong to King George III. The order was completed in 1831, [read more]

Queen Adelaide's Fringe Necklace
Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Queen Adelaide’s Fringe Necklace

Queen Adelaide’s Fringe necklace has “sixty brilliant-set graduated bars, the central bars terminating in cushion-cut and pear-shaped stones, divided by 60 graduated brilliant-set spikes; an extra six small graduated bars and five spikes detached; tiara fittings removed.” It was created on the orders of King William IV, using diamonds removed from various items belonging to [read more]

khalid necklace
Elizabeth II

The King Khalid Necklace

The King Khalid necklace consists of “brilliants, marquises and 20 graduated pear-shaped pendants in openwork claw settings.” The necklace was made by the jeweller Harry Winston and was given to Queen Elizabeth II by King Khalid of Saudi Arabia. This happened during an official visit to Saudi Arabia in 1979. Embed from Getty Images Embed [read more]

Diamond diadem
Royal Jewels

The Diamond Diadem

The Diamond Diadem, also known as the King George IV State Diadem, is one of the British monarchy’s most recognisable pieces of jewellery. Embed from Getty Images It was ordered from the jeweller Rundell in 1820, and it was completed in May 1820. The design, probably made by their chief designer Philip Liebart, incorporates the [read more]

The Queen's Australian Wattle Brooch
Elizabeth II

The Australian Wattle Brooch

The Australian Wattle brooch is “claw- and pavé-set with three large brilliant and a variety of white, pale and deep yellow brilliants and baguettes in the form of a sprig of a golden wattle with a spray of Australian tea tree blossom.” The brooch represents the national flower of Australia and was commissioned by William [read more]