A delicate Lattice work tiara, Gold Diamond white sapphire ca 1902, which is set with white sapphires, apparently manufactured by Kreuter, Hanau, it was probably the gift from her father – Exhibit. Wartski 1997.
Thank you to Stefan Stern for the sketch of Kreuter and Philipp Tuerk.
From my own researches, the Queen owns or owned – and these are not quite the same things as some pieces have never been worn, while others were loaned to her when she was young by Queen Mother. My own list comprises on least
26 tiaras -maybe 30,
74 pair of earrings,
293 brooches, including on least 186 brooches worn,
27 pearl necklaces, around 20 pearl necklaces worn by her Mother,
The pearls, which belonged to the late monarch Queen Elizabeth II. It is a poignant tribute to both Her Majesty and Diana, Princess of Wales.
The State Funeral for Her Majesty The Queen took place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19th September at 11am. The Funeral Service and the associated ceremonial arrangements paid tribute to The Queen’s extraordinary reign, and Her Majesty’s remarkable life of service as Head of State, Nation and Commonwealth.
Around her neck, Catherine now the Princess of Wales, wore a four-strand diamond-and-pearl choker, the Queen commissioned Garrard to create the unusual clasped charm using pearls gifted to her by the Japanese government in the ’70s.
In 1982, she loaned it to Princess Diana. The monarch was most famously pictured wearing it at an engagement in Bangladesh during a royal tour in 1983 and a gala with Margaret Thatcher.
In addition, she wore a four row pearl bracelet, set with round cut sparkling diamonds to create a wide form bracelet, the clasp is like a star-fish in diamond pavee. The bracelet was worn by Diana in 1982 and seen on Queen Elizabeth II in the year 1999.
The Queen loaned the necklace to Kate for the first time in 2017 on the occasion of her 70th wedding anniversary to the late Duke of Edinburgh. Kate wore it again last April at Prince Philip’s funeral with the same Bahrain pearl drop earrings she is wearing in 2022 on the „Queen’s state funeral“. The round diamond studs were part of the Queen’s royal collection.
The Queen’s Bahrain pearl drop earrings, crafted from a cache of seven pearls that the then Princess Elizabeth received from Hakim of Bahrain on her wedding day in 1947.
Four of Princess Alice’s surviving children and their spouses gave their grandmother a magnificent diamond and sapphire brooch. The Emperor and Empress of Russia, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse, the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna “Ella” and the Grand Duke Serge along with Princess Victoria and Prince Louis of Battenberg’s gift was “…a brooch with an open pendant heart of diamonds, bearing in the centre the number „60“ in Slavonic characters. It has on the top a cabochon sapphire and there are two large sapphire drops.” The jewel was made in the workshops of Fabergé(the see note from Empress Alexandra about the payment) more >>>
Miss Marguerite Hdye Leiter, popularly known as „Daisy,“ the youngest and only unmarried daughter of Levi Z. Leiter, was married in 1904, to to Henry Mollneaux Page Howard, nineteenth Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire. Miss Leiter is the third daughter of the house to contract a marriage with a noble family of England. Her eldest sister, who was Miss Mary, married Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India.
Her other sister, Miss Nancy, married Major Colin Campbell, a cousin of the Duke of Argyle, on November 29 last. Miss Leiter never looked lovelier than in her soft clinging gown of Libertin satin, veiled with exquisite point de Venice lace, over which fell her tulle veil, held In place by a tiara of diamonds. This tiara is one of the handsomest jewels of a rare collection of family heirlooms, which the Earl presented to his bride, probably the gemset tiara above.
A long rope of pearls, the favourite Jewel of the bride and which was the gift of her mother, was worn around her throat. She carried a graceful, loose cluster of white orchids and roses.
Mrs Ogden Mills extraordinary Boucheron Diamond and Pearl Tiara, Family Jewels of the Marchioness of Bute, her daughter. Worn by Lady James Crichton-Stuart, Sally Crocker Poole, in the year 1962. She was the wife of the 3rd son of the Marchioness of Bute. Instead of the large pear shaped diamond in front which was probably 70ct, it was changed for another large pearl, so we count 7 pear shaped pearls on top of the diamond tiara and also round pearls in the bandeau to replace the round brilliants. Made by Boucheron Paris, it was one of three tiaras which Mrs Ogden Mills owned, each noted with 85 000 Franc ….