Commissioned by Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In December 1857, Queen Victoria lost to Hanover a significant part of the family jewels, including her grandmother Queen Charlotte's diamond necklace and earrings. Garrard was ordered to replace the lost jewels by talking stones from the Queen's collection. Both the necklace and the matching pair of earrings were often worn by Queen Victoria, who designated them as heirlooms of the Crown. Queen Alexandra and Queen Mary wore the necklace at their coronations (1901 and 1911). Queen Elizabeth wore both necklace and earrings for the 1937 coronation, as did Her Majesty The Queen for her coronation in 1953.
Set with sparkling crystals in a palladium plated metal.
5 cm drop.