Several pieces from the British Royal Family’s jewelry collection will be on going on display at the Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration exhibition this Saturday June 30, 2012 as part of the summer opening of Buckingham Palace in London, England.
On display are the Queen’s Diamond Diadem Tiara, which has been worn byon British and Commonwealth stamps, issues of certain coinage and bank notes.
There is also a Commonwealth Brooch with a round cluster of diamonds and cascading diamonds that hang like icicles, a choker length Commonwealth necklace with a large pear-shaped dangler, dangling diamond earrings, the Delhi Durbar Necklace with emeralds and diamonds, Delhi Durbar Tiara (also lent to Prince Charles’s wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall in 2005), the Cullinan V brooch, the Cullinan III and IV Broach and Queen Victoria's Small Diamond Crown from 1870.
The collection comprises 10,000 diamonds set in jewels acquired by six monarchs over three centuries, to go on display to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 60 year reign.
In charge of the exhibition is Caroline de Guitaut, Curator of Royal Collections, who helped to put these magnificent pieces on display to include many items from the Queen's personal collection, together with other pieces chosen for their artistic significance and historical importance from the Royal Collection.
The Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration exhibition will run through July 8, 2012 and then again from July 31 to October 7, 2012.
Enjoy a sneak peek at the Queen’s Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration exhibition in my slide show…