The Andamooka Opal is a famous opal that was presented to Queen Elizabeth II in the 1950s on the occasion of her first visit to Australia. It was discovered in Andamooka, South Australia, an historic opal mining town. The opal was cut and polished by John Altmann to a weight of 203 carats. It displays a magnificent array of reds, blues, and greens set with diamonds into an 18K setting.
The Brooch Queen Elizabeth Wore At London Olympics Opening Ceremony What’s a queen to wear when parachuting out of a helicopter during the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics? The British Royal Monarchy isn’t talking about jewelry selection but from an eyeball account and growing consensus, Queen Elizabeth II wore the King William IV Brooch during her scripted film entrance with world-famous British detective, James Bond.