Queen Mary's Button Earrings
|Queen Mary (left) and the current Queen|
Appearances: Since these are seen at most engagements, I will not link each post individually. Each event where the earrings are seen is tagged, and you may click here for those posts.
The Ladies of Devonshire Earringscan be seen here and was later dismantled by Queen Mary and used to create the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara.) This pair of earrings features a single round diamond above a single round pearl. They are similar to the everyday button earrings, but on a larger scale. Queen Mary gave the Devonshire Earrings to her granddaughter, Princess Elizabeth, as a wedding present in 1947. The Queen uses these earrings for fancier day events, such as her Diamond Jubilee service or the Order of the Garter service, and for evening occasions.
|The larger pair worn by both queens|
As is the case with the smaller pair of earrings, these are a basic design, and it could be that multiple pairs of similar style exist in The Queen's collection.
10 June 2016: The Queen's 90th Birthday Service
8 November 2015: Remembrance Sunday
25 December 2014: Christmas Broadcast, 2014
17 May 2014: Royal Windsor Horse Show
10 November 2012: Festival of Remembrance
5 June 2012: Governors-General Reception
5 June 2012: Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving Service
4 June 2012: Diamond Jubilee Concert
2000: State Visit to Italy, Papal Audience
1999: Opening of the Scottish Parliament
1980: State Visit to Vatican City
1960: Wedding of Princess Margaret and The Earl of Snowdon
Various Years: The Garter Service
Various Years: Remembrance Events
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