Queen Elizabeth II is synonymous with everlasting beauty and sophistication. Her Highness defines royal etiquette with her grace and elegance, leaving every public appearance with an electrifying effect on massive patriotic crowds.
Not just her royal mannerisms and gestures, but also her outfits and jewelry are worth mentioning. Every single gemstone encrusted in her high-end jewelry is one-of-kind. Since we are in March, let’s review her irresistibly beautiful Aquamarine jewelry.
In 1953, former President and Brazilians gifted a set of aquamarine necklace and earrings to Queen Elizabeth. It is interesting to know the process to source these matching gemstones took more than a year. Her awe inspiring jewelry was made by Mappin & Webb, Rio de Janeiro. Later, Queen Elizabeth altered its design and made the pendant drop detachable and surrounded by halo forever brilliant diamonds.
Our beloved Queen loved and praised the gift so much that in 1957, she ordered Garrard & Co, London to design and make a matching aquamarine tiara for her. Originally, this tiara was in the form of a bandeau, including three upright aquamarines (which were detachable and could be used as brooches) on a platinum band. The central aquamarine was used in her pendant drop (gifted by Brazil). This tiara got redesigned in 1971, and it is believed that she incorporated some smaller aquamarines from another tiara (gifted to her by Governor of Sao Paulo in 1968).
In order to complete her coronation aquamarine set, Brazilian government gifted an Aquamarine Diamond bracelet in 1958. Initially, her bracelet consisted of seven oblong aquamarines, which were later reduced to five. In addition, Government of Brazil also gifted her aquamarine and diamond brooches to complete her Parure.
Besides this Brazilian set, other favorite aquamarine jewelry often worn by Queen Elizabeth is the pair of Boucheron clips given by her parents on her eighteenth birthday.
Are you a big fan of Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Aquamarine Jewelry? Share your views on her glittering jewelry, and celebrate March in style.