One of the most precious jewels owned by the late Queen Elizabeth II is the iconic platinum necklace set with around 300 diamonds. It was given to her by the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1947, as a wedding present.
Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended the throne in February 1952, died on September 8 at the age of 96. “, tweeted the royal family.
Throughout her 70-year reign, she received many jewels. One of the most famous jewels is the platinum necklace set with 300 diamonds from the French luxury brand Cartier.
A July 21 Instagram post by the royal family’s official account featured two images of Queen Elizabeth II wearing the platinum, diamond-studded necklace and a richly detailed image of the iconic necklace. The final image showed the Duchess of Cambridge wearing the same necklace.
The first photo, taken just days after Her Majesty’s accession to the throne in February 1952, shows the young Queen in a Hartnell satin evening dress with the insignia of the Order of the Garter. This iconic image was used as the basis for the Queen’s image on the stamps.
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It was also the official portrait that was sent to embassies and regiments around the world after his accession.
According to the royal family, the necklace was given to Princess Elizabeth as a wedding gift in 1947 by the Nizam (Ruler) of Hyderabad. The Nizam had left instructions with Cartier in London for Princess Elizabeth to choose a wedding gift herself, and this platinum necklace set with around 300 diamonds was chosen.
The late Queen has many iconic photos adorning the necklace throughout her reign and also lent it to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who wore it to the National Portrait Gallery in 2014 and to a body reception diplomacy in 2019.
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