Queen Elizabeth II’s Iconic Platinum Jewellery

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Iconic Platinum Jewellery

Queen Elizabeth II’s Iconic Platinum Jewellery

Queen Elizabeth II is known for her spectacular and meaningful jewellery collection. Many of these iconic pieces are set in platinum. This rare and precious metal also has superior longevity. Since the designs are set in platinum, they will endure for generations to come. In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, Platinum Guild International highlights a few of the Queen’s standout designs.

Queen Elizabeth II Engagement Ring

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 and had it set in platinum.

The Queen's Wedding Bracelet

A wedding present from Prince Philip, used diamonds from a dismantled tiara which belonged to Prince Philip’s mother, set in platinum.

The Cullinan V Brooch

Originally wore by Queen Mary, the central stone weighing 18.8 carats in this heart-shaped brooch is set in platinum. The Queen inherited the brooch in 1953 and has worn the brooch for different events and occasions.

Nizam of Hyderabad's Tiara and Necklace

This diamond and platinum floral set was a wedding present gifted by Nizam of Hyderabad. Since then, Queen Elizabeth II has grown fond of the pieces.

The Flame-Lily Brooch

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The brooch was gifted to the Queen on her twenty-first birthday in 1947, in the form of a flame lily.

This quality of platinum jewellery is best proved by the longevity of the stunning pieces. When jewellery is bequeathed and passed down generations, the centuries-old history is also preserved. The strength and durability of platinum protect sparkling diamonds and peerless gems, and guarantees a long life for these historical and memorable pieces. It will be part of the special display Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession at Buckingham Palace this summer.