Elizabeth II

Royal Jewels – The Festoon Necklace

The Festoon necklace is “composed of 83 brilliants in cut-down collets, the three largest cushion-shaped, set as three graduated chains suspended from triangular clasps at either side, pave-set with a further 22 stones, and joined by a single back-chain with clasp; the individual collets with old spiral links, now fixed.” Embed from Getty Images The [read more]

city of london necklace
Elizabeth II

Royal Jewels – The City of London Necklace

The City of London necklace has “56 graduated bars, set with a variety of brilliant-cut, cushion-cut and pear-shaped stones, divided by narrow graduated brilliant-set spikes.” The necklace is very similar in design to Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara. It was a wedding present to the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947 from the Lord Mayor of London, [read more]