Queen Elizabeth II jewelry: ‘truly exquisite’ monarch necklace is worth £ 3.2million

ByThomas J. Pawlak

May 9, 2021


Queen Elizabeth II has one of the most impressive jewelry collections in the world, her flagship pieces being her three-strand pearl necklace and earrings. However, although rarely worn, it has an extensive collection of necklaces including a coin that experts have valued at £ 3.2million.

The jewelry expert continued, “When you look at the materials used to create this piece as well as the fact that it would now be considered a vintage item, I think it’s fair to say that the necklace could now be worth 3 , £ 2million. .

“It should be noted that the necklace once consisted of nine other pendants which were removed before being acquired by Elizabeth, so if it had not been altered before being purchased for the princess, it would have been worth more.”

“Our valuation of this coin will have no comparison with the price the Queen would put it at.

“Having been a gift given at her wedding to the late Prince Phillip, it is safe to say that after her recent passing this necklace is of much more value to the Queen than it has ever been before.”

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Nick Withington, managing director of jeweler William May, said: matching necklace. The Nizam, Osman Ali Khan, last ruler of the Indian princely state of Nizam and Berar.

“Time magazine crowned him the richest man in the world in 1937. Princess Elizabeth was tasked with choosing something as a wedding gift from Cartier, so she must have really liked these pieces.

“Manufactured by Cartier in 1939, records show that the Tiara diamond was set with 1033 brilliants, 84 sticks and 17 pearls (Cartier archives, F.3600) and kept as a stock item for nine years, before being selected by then Princess Elizabeth, a perfect gift for the royal bride!

The tiara was not worn many times before being transformed into the stunning brooch we see today.

Nick added: “The beautiful piece shows a (larger) English rose brooch sitting in the center of the tiara with a floral / ivy leaf design surrounded and flanked by two smaller pink brooches, all three brooches are detachable making it a very versatile gem.

“This beautiful piece looks like simple floral brooches, but the brooch’s clever construction is revealed when the queen moves – the central stamens move and quiver, showing flashes of diamond sparkle and fire.

“Each rose is made of precious platinum and set diamonds, which are noble materials. The large rose measures approx. 4.2cm wide and the small roses are 3.3cm wide.