11 January 2013

The South African Necklace and Bracelet

The South African Necklace and Bracelet
The Queen's 21st birthday gift from South Africa was a long diamond necklace which she later changed to this necklace and bracelet. Her "best diamonds", as she's said to call them, are still worn today - notably in 2010 during the South African state visit.

Read more at Order of Splendor.

Appearances:
2010: State Visit from South Africa
1953: Christmas Broadcast  

Photo: Royal Collection/Queen Elizabeth II