Coronation Crystal Necklace
An incredible piece of evening jewellery, this elegant necklace is inspired by the diamond necklace worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation in 1953. Designed with sparkling crystals of the highest quality and set into palladium plated metal, the necklace has an outstandingly beautiful oval drop.
The Coronation necklace was created for Queen Victoria to replace her grandmother Queen Charlotte's diamond necklace and earrings. In December 1857, they were deemed to belong to the Hanoverian Crown along with a significant part of the family jewels. The personal union between the Kingdom of Hanover and the United Kingdom of Great Britain had ended in 1837 with the death of William IV. Queen Victoria ascended to the throne of the United Kingdom but it was her uncle the Duke of Cumberland who became King Ernest Augustus. This was because Hanover still operated under salic-law and a woman could not ascend the throne unless there were no male heirs to inherit.
Garrard was ordered to replace the lost jewels by taking 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 to ensure that the jewels could not be lost in the future. Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary and Her Majesty the Queen, wore the necklace at their coronations (1901 and 1911). Queen Elizabeth, wore both necklace and earrings for the 1937 coronation, as did Queen Elizabeth II for her coronation in 1953.
Palladium-plated onto brass.
50 cm length with an adjustable lobster clasp.
Care instructions: Avoid contact with water, perspiration or chemicals, including deodorant body creams. Ensure that any fragrance is applied and allowed to dry before putting on the jewellery.
Items must be returned with the sales invoice within 28 days of the purchase date. Due to hygiene reasons, pierced earrings and face coverings cannot be returned unless they are faulty.
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