19 November 2012

The Baguette and Brilliant Bracelet

The Baguette and Brilliant Bracelet
The Queen received this bracelet of diamonds set in platinum from her father, King George VI, in 1949. It was an existing piece bought at Garrard, and the band features two rows of brilliants with an alternating border of baguettes and a twist in the center.
 
The Queen has many diamond bracelets, and this one seems a choice especially for black tie events, without a tiara. It's also one of the pieces she loaned to the late Princess of Wales, who wore it during her 1983 tour of Australia with the Prince of Wales.

Appearances:
8 December 2015: Diplomatic Reception
3 March 2015: State Visit from Mexico, State Banquet
16 June 2014: Garter Day
19 November 2012: Royal Variety Performance
2010: State Visit to the UAE and Oman  
1992: State Visit to Germany 
1978: State Visit to Germany

Photos: Royal Collection/Leslie Field