For british royalty jewelry is no mere adornment. The monarch of the commonwealth realms queen elizabeth ii owns a historic collection of jewels some as monarch and others as a private individual they are separate from the gems and jewels and the coronation and state regalia that make up the crown jewels.
We find marvel in everything from the treasures of ancient egypt to contemporary pieces such as royal blue jewelry worn by princesses diana and kate.
British royal jewelry. Airing nationwide in 2020 secrets of the royal jewels takes a close inspection at the history of some of the most iconic pieces of jewelry. On january 1 1967 the queen wore the imperial state crown along with the diamond necklace she had worn for her coronation. Unlike some of the other hidden tiaras on this list we know exactly where the crescent tiara is today.
When it comes to royal jewelry it all stays in the family. This tiara arrived in the british royal vaults by way of queen mary s mother princess mary adelaide duchess of teck. For centuries the british royals have passed priceless jewels from one generation to the next although they don t always survive.
British royal jewelry has captivated the world for thousands of years. The origin of a distinct royal jewel collection is vague though it is believed the jewels have their origin somewhere in the 16th. 67 3k followers 196 following 541 posts see instagram photos and videos from british royal jewels britishroyaljewels.
In the jewelry box of the duchess of cornwall. The crown was made for the coronation of king george vi in 1937 and is. Many of these treasures can be viewed in museums and in online galleries and some are still worn by today s royalty.
For the british royals jewelry is no mere adornment. Symbols of 800 years of monarchy the coronation regalia are the only working set in europe secular ceremonies have replaced coronations in. The crown jewels of the united kingdom originally the crown jewels of england are a collection of royal ceremonial objects kept in the tower of london which include the regalia and vestments worn at their coronations by british kings and queens.
The collection includes not only the regalia used at coronations but also crowns acquired by various monarchs church and banqueting plate orders insignia robes a unique collection of medals and royal christening fonts. Here we take a closer look at the tiaras earrings rings and neckpieces that make up the royal collection. The crown jewels are the ceremonial treasures which have been acquired by english kings and queens mostly since 1660.