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8 inches long, given to the Queen by Queen Mary in 1947 as a wedding gift. These were popular when women wore corsets, but now the Queen only wears one of the 3 sections of this piece.

8 inches long, given to the Queen by Queen Mary in 1947 as a wedding gift. These were popular when women wore corsets, but now the Queen only wears one of the 3 sections of this piece.

a hand-coloured print, showing Mary in the Boucheron Loop tiara, and wearing the Surrey tiara, which she got married in, as a necklace

a hand-coloured print, showing Mary in the Boucheron Loop tiara, and wearing the Surrey tiara, which she got married in, as a necklace

Queen Mary's Jewels

Bling fling: Royal crowns and tiaras

Queen Mary's Jewels

King George VI's Victorian Suite". Made around 1850, purchased by King George VI of Great Britain, who presented it to his daughter princess Elizabeth of Great Britain when she married prince Philip of Greece in 1947. It is a necklace of sixteen sapphires surrounded by diamonds, and a pair of earrings. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II had it shorten by removing the largest and three of the smallest stones. Since 1959 the largest one is used as a pendant , but it can also be used as a brooch.

King George VI's Victorian Suite". Made around 1850, purchased by King George VI of Great Britain, who presented it to his daughter princess Elizabeth of Great Britain when she married prince Philip of Greece in 1947. It is a necklace of sixteen sapphires surrounded by diamonds, and a pair of earrings. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II had it shorten by removing the largest and three of the smallest stones. Since 1959 the largest one is used as a pendant , but it can also be used as a brooch.

The Queen Mary Conch Pearl Brooch, c. 1901 to 1915.

The Queen Mary Conch Pearl Brooch, c. 1901 to 1915.

Circa 1879, The Maria Christina Royal Devant-de-Corsage designed as a very large openwork palmette w/foliate and scrolling motifs, suspending an oval-shaped bombé pendant, set throughout w/old-cut diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, 20.0 cm. In 1879, this brooch was given as a wedding present by King Alfonso XII of Spain to his wife, the Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria.

Circa 1879, The Maria Christina Royal Devant-de-Corsage designed as a very large openwork palmette w/foliate and scrolling motifs, suspending an oval-shaped bombé pendant, set throughout w/old-cut diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, 20.0 cm. In 1879, this brooch was given as a wedding present by King Alfonso XII of Spain to his wife, the Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria.

Empress Farah Pahlavi wearing her favorite tiara.

Empress Farah Pahlavi wearing her favorite tiara.

Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603.

Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603.

Tiara Mania: Duchess of Teck's Hoop Necklace Tiara, c. 1860

Tiara Mania: Duchess of Teck's Hoop Necklace Tiara, c. 1860

THE ROMANOVS JEWELRY ~ Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna's Faberge Cross Pendant ~ A diamond and topaz platinum mounted Faberge cross pendent purchased by the Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexander Feodorovna in St Petersburg in 1912 bought for the Tsar's sister Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna was seen during a press preview at Christie's auction house in London. It was expected to fetch some 50-70,000 pounds (US$ 79-111,000 , euro 61-86,000) when sold at auction on Nov. 26., 2012

THE ROMANOVS JEWELRY ~ Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna's Faberge Cross Pendant ~ A diamond and topaz platinum mounted Faberge cross pendent purchased by the Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexander Feodorovna in St Petersburg in 1912 bought for the Tsar's sister Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna was seen during a press preview at Christie's auction house in London. It was expected to fetch some 50-70,000 pounds (US$ 79-111,000 , euro 61-86,000) when sold at auction on Nov. 26., 2012

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