Sapphire, diamond, emerald, amethyst and ruby brooch - given be Duke of York (future George VI) to Duchess of York (future Queen Elizabeth, later The Queen Mother) in 1928 and to Princess Elizabeth by her parents as a birthday present during the Second World War.
The exquisitely crafted emerald and diamond encrusted Godman Necklace, which is part of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's personal jewelery collection, was a gift by the two elderly Godman sisters to her majesty the Queen. The name"Godman Necklace" reflects the name of the original owners of the necklace.
The Cullinans, Part 4: The Pendant Brooch The top part of this brooch includes Cullinan VIII, an emerald-cut 6.8 carat diamond. One of the South African government's gifts to Queen Mary, she set it in a diamond surround very much like that of the Cullinan V - and just like its heart-shaped friend, Cullinan VIII was also a part of Mary's emerald stomacher.
The Sovereign's Sceptre containing the largest flawless cut diamond in the world. It is part of the biggest diamond ever found. The great Cullinane found at over 3,000carats. Elizabeth' mother wore the Kohinoor at her coronation.
The True Lover's Knot Of all the bow brooches in the queen's collection, this is the biggest and fanciest. Naturally, she has Queen Mary to thank for that; Mary acquired the brooch from Garrard in the early 1930s. The brooch features brilliant cut diamonds set in silver and gold tied in a "lover's knot". The scalloped ribbon has joints on each of the "tails" to allow the ends to move. It was among multiple bow brooches (the Royal Collection reports 5, Hugh Roberts reports 6) in Queen Mary's…