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Diamonds

The Queen’s Collection

New edition

This illustrated collection highlights the most significant diamond jewels worn by generations of the Royal Family.

From jewelry of the highest quality and finest craftsmanship to gemstone-laden tiaras, this accessible volume presents a visually stunning selection of diamonds from among Her Majesty The Queen’s personal collection.

Diamonds: The Queen’s Collection explores the undeniable appeal of diamonds and the many royal uses to which they have been applied throughout the centuries. These precious stones have long played a part in royal ceremonies and gift-giving, and the book features numerous photographs, including close-up views of each piece. The famous Cullinan Diamond, the largest ever found, and the Diamond Diadem, worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation in 1953, are featured here alongside portraits of members of the Royal Family wearing the jewels.
 
Few diamond collections surpass that of the Royal Collection, and this lavishly illustrated volume offers readers a glimpse of many one-of-a-kind examples.

120 pages | 70 color plates, 27 halftones | 7 3/4 x 7 3/4

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Queen Victoria’s Small Diamond Crown; The Coronation Necklace; The Coronation Earrings; Queen Victoria’s Fringe Brooch; Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara; Queen Alexandra’s Coronation Fan; Queen Mary’s Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara; The Delhi Durbar Tiara; Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara; Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara; The Cullinan Diamond; Cullinan III and IV; Cullinan V; Cullinan VI and VIII; The Delhi Durbar Necklace and Cullinan VII Pendant; Cullinan IX; The Greville Peardrop Earrings; The Greville Chandelier Earrings; The Queen’s South Africa Necklace and Bracelet; The Queen’s Williamson Diamond Brooch; Queen Elizabeth’s Halo Tiara; The Diamond Diadem; Glossary; Bibliography; Acknowledgements

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