DIAMONDS & TIARAS
Sunday, May 27th, 2012
The Queen’s Coronation Tiara or the ‘Diamond Diadem' (created in 1820) features a dazzling 1333 diamonds (weighing 325.75 carats), with 169 pearls along its base. Originally made for George IV this iconic piece continues to be worn for the Queens annual procession to and from the State Opening of Parliament.
In celebration of the Jubilee, Buckingham Palace is set to host an exhibition focusing on the relationship between diamonds and the British monarchy, from the last 200 years. ‘Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration’ will run between June 30 and October 7.