The Royal Collection holds some of the finest examples of diamond jewellery in the world. This beautifully illustrated and accessible history features 21 of the most significant diamond jewels worn by generations of the Royal Family for more than 200 years, including pieces from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s personal collection.
Discover these remarkable works of art of the highest craftmanship, including crowns, tiaras and necklaces and important diamonds, such as the famous Cullinan Diamond, the largest ever found, and the Diamond Diadem, worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation in 1953. Detailed photography of each piece is accompanied by portraits of members of the Royal Family wearing the jewels. First published in 2012 as ‘Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration’, this new edition brings the text up to date and includes significant new pieces from The Queen’s private collection: Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara, Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara and Queen Elizabeth’s Halo Tiara.