The Royal Collection exhibition in the Buckingham palace during August and September next year will chart the links of diamonds with British monarchs during the last 200 years.
They would be worth tens of millions of pounds on the open market – but this collection is priceless due to its history.
Among the items on show will be the Girls of Great Britain tiara, which the Queen wore at the state banquet for the Turkish president in November, the Daily Express reported.
Known as ‘Granny’s tiara’, it was a wedding present to the Queen’s grandmother, Queen Mary, from the girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893. Queen Mary gave it to the Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, as a wedding present in 1947.
Also on display will be the Queen’s Williamson Brooch featuring a rare pink diamond said to be the finest in existence.
Visitors will see the necklace and earrings worn by the Queen at her Coronation in 1953. The necklace was created in 1858 for Queen Victoria – the only other British monarch to celebrate a diamond jubilee.