In honour of Queen Elizabeth IIs Diamond Jubilee, the summer exhibition at Buckingham Palace will feature an array of the most prized diamond jewellery from the history of the British monarchy.
Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration will delve into the ways in which diamonds have been used and worn by British monarchs over the last two centuries, the palace said in a statement quoted in WWD.
The show will include Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee crown, covered with 1,187 diamonds, as well as Victorias Coronation necklace and earrings. From the current Queens jewellery vault comes the Williamson brooch: a 23.6-carat pink diamond set in a jonquil-shaped Cartier brooch, surrounded by 200 smaller diamonds.
The Royal Collection has yet to announce an exhibition opening date. But diamonds in the opulent surrounds of Buckingham Palace? Count us in.More