queen elizabeth The Greville Chandelier Earrings
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

The Greville Chandelier Earrings

The Greville Chandelier Earrings were from the collection of Dame Margaret Greville, the wife of the Hon. Ronald Greville. Margaret and her husband had had no children, and she bequeathed all her jewellery to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother upon her death in 1942. Margaret probably ordered these earrings from Cartier in 1918, and they [read more]

queen elizabeth Cartier Lily Brooch
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

The Cartier Lily Brooch

The Lily Brooch was made for Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) in 1938 by Cartier from six drops and 197 brilliants, which were already in the Queen’s collection. The result was quite a large and interesting brooch in the form of “a stem of lilies, with two open flowers, claw- and pavé-set with brilliants, [read more]

Palm-Leaf Brooch
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

The Palm-Leaf Brooch

The Palm-Leaf brooch was made for Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother by Cartier using loose diamonds from her own collection. It’s in the shape of a curling oriental palm leaf with nine brilliants in the centre in claw settings. The borders are lobed pavé set brilliants. The clip is a Cartier speciality and allows for [read more]

halo tiara
Royal Jewels

The Cartier Halo Tiara

The Cartier Halo Tiara’s most famous outing was perhaps when it was worn by the future Princess of Wales on her wedding day on 29 April 2011. Embed from Getty Images The Halo Tiara was purchased from Cartier on 18 November 1936 by the then Duke of York, just weeks before he became King George [read more]