The Queen’s Private Diamond Collection – a talk

GRA002-PostImage-TopSpot-3-FeaturesOn 6 August 2015, The Johnson Collection is featuring a lecture by Jeweller, Adrian Dickens, which explores the history of the Queen’s diamonds and the stories and history behind the Russian tiaras, the political role of Queen Victoria’s diadem, and how the Queen, Camilla and now Kate, use diamonds to express political power.

Queen Victoria's Crown

Queen Victoria’s Diadem

This crown was commissioned in 1870 by Queen Victoria and made at her own expense for her personal use.

As part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Adrian Dickens visited Buckingham Palace in July 2012 to view the one-off exhibition of pieces from the Queen’s private diamond collection.

The Queen's favourite

The Queen’s favourite – Courtesy of Royal Collection Trust © 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Mary’s ‘Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara,’ is the presently the Queen’s favourite.

The lecture will feature images of these historic pieces and shed a fascinating light on these amazing gems.

Diamonds are not only a girl’s best friend, but a monarchy’s as well!  Hear all about it.

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