On 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.
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.
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.