A Look at Queen Elizabeth II’s Iconic Platinum Jewellery Collection
Queen Elizabeth II is known for her spectacular and meaningful jewellery collection. Many of these iconic pieces are set in platinum. This noble metal, one of the strongest, natural materials on the planet, also has superior longevity. Since the designs are set in platinum they will endure for generations to come. Platinum Guild International, the marketing association for platinum jewellery, highlights a few of the Queen’s standout designs.
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The diamonds for Queen Elizabeth II’s engagement ring came from a tiara belonging to Prince Philip’s mother. Prince Philip designed the square-cut diamond engagement ring with diamond side stones and had it set in platinum. The Queen still wears this ring every day.
The platinum and diamond Maple Leaf Brooch symbolizes the monarch’s tribute to Canada. The design was first made for Queen Elizabeth II as a gift from King George VI ahead of their state visit to Canada. Ever since that time, the Queen, Duchess Kate, and the Duchess of Cornwall have been pictured wearing it at Canadian events.
Duchess Kate is wearing a platinum and diamond fern brooch that was given to Queen Elizabeth II by the Women of Auckland on Christmas in 1953 when she toured New Zealand. Kate was seen wearing the brooch when she toured New Zealand in 2014.