This illustrated collection highlights the most significant diamond jewels worn by generations of the Royal Family.
From jewelry of the highest quality and finest craftsmanship to gemstone-laden tiaras, this accessible volume presents a visually stunning selection of diamonds from among Her Majesty The Queen’s personal collection.
Diamonds: The Queen’s Collection 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, including close-up views of each piece. The famous Cullinan Diamond, the largest ever found, and the Diamond Diadem, worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation in 1953, are featured here alongside portraits of members of the Royal Family wearing the jewels.
Few diamond collections surpass that of the Royal Collection, and this lavishly illustrated volume offers readers a glimpse of many one-of-a-kind examples.
Caroline de Guitaut is deputy surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art at Royal Collection Trust. She is the author of Royal Fabergé, 1953: The Queen’s Coronation, and Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs.