British Crown Jewels

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Royal Crown Jewels and other gems

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Detail view of Queen Elizabeth's 1947 wedding gown bodice, pearls, veil, and tiara

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Princess Margaret's Poltimore Wedding Tiara

Princess Margaret’s Poltimore Wedding Tiara

In the 1960s, Princess Margaret was known as a woman of sophistication, setting many fashion trends as she appeared at royal engagements looking distinguished

The Williamson Brooch, with the finest pink diamond in existence

The Queen of Diamonds: On show at the Palace, a dazzling collection of jubilee jewels

In a fitting tribute to her Diamond Jubilee, the dazzling collection charts the Queen’s love affair with the precious gemstone – from her 21st birthday to the present day.

the Girls Of Great Britain Tiara And Coronation set

The Queen of Diamonds: On show at the Palace, a dazzling collection of jubilee jewels

In a fitting tribute to her Diamond Jubilee, the dazzling collection charts the Queen’s love affair with the precious gemstone – from her 21st birthday to the present day.

The South African Necklace set

The Queen of Diamonds: On show at the Palace, a dazzling collection of jubilee jewels

In a fitting tribute to her Diamond Jubilee, the dazzling collection charts the Queen’s love affair with the precious gemstone – from her 21st birthday to the present day.

No tiara for Victoria on her wedding day

Queen Victoria's wedding dress: the one that started it all - The Dreamstress

When the question “Why do brides wear white” is asked, the most frequent answer is “Because Queen Victoria did”, or “to show that they are virgins.” The first answer is more or less accurate, but glosses over centuries of white wedding dresses worn before Queen Victoria’s wedding, and decades of coloured wedding dresses after her wedding, and also doesn’t explain why Victoria wore a white wedding dress. The 2nd answer is mostly rubbish and dates to the mid-20th century. Long before Victoria…

The Fringe Tiara:  The Royal Collection states that Queen Mary had the piece made in 1919 from a necklace she received from Queen Victoria as a wedding present. They specify that Victoria bought the necklace from Collingwood & Co. jewelers in 1893.    It was given to Queen Elizabeth in 1936.   Elizabeth lent it to her namesake daughter for its history-making appearance atop the bridal veil.  She lent it out again to her granddaughter, Princess Anne, for another bridal appearance.

Tiara Thursday: Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara

Here we have a love it or hate it piece that may be worn rather infrequently these days, but packs quite a history nonetheless. Queen Mar...

The Imperial State Crown is carried on a cushion as it arrives for the State Opening of Parliament, at the Houses of Parliament in London

Two crowns, 3,000 gems, an 18ft robe and a recycled dress: Queen Elizabeth II looks regal alongside Prince Philip at her 60th State Opening of Parliament

The Imperial State Crown includes 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies, and weighs over 2lb.

Diana's wedding band made from pure Welsh gold. Mined from the Clogau St. David gold mine in Wales, the nugget also provided gold for the wedding rings for the Queen Mother, the Queen, Princess Margaret and Princess Anne. It is engraved inside,"I Love You, Diana." All royal brides have rings made from gold mined at the Welsh mine - including Kate Middleton.

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