Cullinan V brooch
Mary of Teck

The Cullinan V Brooch

The Cullinan V Brooch consists of a “heart-shaped stone in a pierced collet and claw setting, mounted on a fine radiating platinum web, in symmetrically scrolling and foliate millegrain and pavé-set brilliant border.” Embed from Getty Images The heart-shaped stone was one of the six numbered diamonds given to Queen Mary by the government and [read more]

cullinan ix ring
Royal Jewels

The Cullinan IX Ring

The Cullinan IX ring consists of a “pear-shaped diamond in open-work 12-claw setting, with plain loop.” Embed from Getty Images The Cullinan IX was the smallest of the stones cut from the Cullinan diamond. This diamond was given to Queen Mary in 1910 by the government of South Africa. Queen Mary had it set in [read more]

queen's crown denmark

The Queen’s Crown

While we didn’t see Queen Mary being crowned with the Queen’s Crown, it was used for the Queen’s coronation for over 100 years. This crown was made in 1731 for Queen Sophie Magdalene (born of Brandenburg-Kulmbach) as she refused to wear the crown of her predecessor, Anna Sophie Reventlow, whom she hated. The crown was [read more]

Emerald parure tiara
Margrethe II of Denmark

The Danish Emerald Parure

The Emerald Parure is part of the Danish Crown Jewels, so we might soon see Queen Mary wearing this. The set consists of a tiara, necklace, brooch and earrings. It was made in 1840 by CM Weisshaupt on the orders of Queen  Caroline Amalie (born of Augustenburg, although the emeralds were originally a gift from [read more]