Diamonds

A Jubilee Celebration

Caroline de Guitaut

Caroline de Guitaut

Distributed for Royal Collection Trust

120 pages | 120 color plates | 8 x 8 | © 2012
Cloth $24.95 ISBN: 9781905686421 Published September 2012 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

From jewelry of the highest quality and finest craftsmanship to gemstone-laden tiaras and diamond-encrusted swords, this accessible volume presents a visually stunning selection of diamonds from among the Royal Collection’s awe-inspiring array.

Published to celebrate the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II—as well as a special exhibition planned for Buckingham Palace in 2012—Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration explores the undeniable appeal of diamonds and the many royal uses to which they have been applied throughout the centuries. These precious stones have long played a part in royal ceremonies and gift-giving, and the book features numerous photographs—many newly commissioned—including close-up views of each piece.
 
Few private diamond collections surpass that of the Royal Collection, and this lavishly illustrated volume offers readers a glimpse of many one-of-a-kind examples.

 

Contents

Introduction

Queen Victoria’s Small Diamond Crown
The Coronation Necklace
The Coronation Earrings
Queen Victoria’s Fringe Brooch
Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara
Queen Alexandra’s Coronation Fan
Queen Mary’s Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
The Delhi Durbar Tiara
Jaipur Sword and Scabbard
Table Snuff Box of Frederick the Great of Prussia
The Cullinan Diamond
    Cullinan III and IV
    Cullinan V
    Cullinan VI and VIII
    The Delhi Durbar Necklace and Cullinan VII Pendant
    Cullinan IX
The Greville Peardrop Earrings
The Greville Chandelier Earrings
The Queen’s South Africa Necklace and Bracelet
The Queen’s Williamson Diamond Brooch
George IV’s Diamond-hilted Sword
The Diamond Diadem

Glossary
Bibliography
Acknowledgements

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