Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Countdown to the Royal Wedding - Bracelets

Welcome to the Gracie Jewellery countdown to the Royal Wedding- Part 6
9 Days to go.

The Queen's 18th Birthday Bracelet
In 1944, the then Princess Elizabeth received this Cartier sapphire and diamond bracelet from her parents. The sapphires are square cut and the diamonds are baguette cut.

The Queen wears her 18th birthday bracelet in 1955

The Queen's Modern Baguettes and Brilliants Bracelet
A line of baguette diamonds runs alongside a double row of brilliant cut diamonds meeting and criss-crossing in the centre.

Her Majesty wears the bracelet on her State visit to Sri Lanka in 1982.

The Queen's 5th Wedding Anniversary Bracelet
This bracelet was made by Boucheron, designed by Prince Phillip and given to Queen Elizabeth to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary. The links are gold shaped on interlocked E's and P's. The centre medallion is Prince Philip's naval badge set in diamonds. There are 2 sapphire baguette crosses, a ruby cross, and 2 ruby and diamond studded flowers with fluted petals.

The Queen wears her Anniversary bracelet at Royal Ascot in 1954

The Prince Phillip Wedding Bracelet
Prince Philip had a hand in designing this bracelet made from diamonds from a tiara that belonged to his mother, Princess Andrew of Greece. The Queen wears it often at night or when in full ceremonial dress for public events.

Queen Elizabeth wearing here Wedding bracelet in 1948

Next time- Coloured Stone Brooches

from the book The Queen's Jewels by Leslie Fielding

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