Queen Victoria’s diamond necklace
Queen Victoria commissioned this set from Garrard in 1858 using stones that were removed from two unused badges of the Order of the Garter and one sword hilt.
Queen Victoria was very petite and so very conscious of the jewellery that she chose to wear. She grew fond of a necklace of large diamond collets that had belonged to Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III whose jewels were left in dispute after her death between her Hanover relatives and the British royal family. The dispute resulted in the King of Hanover’s favor, Queen Victoria commissioned a replacement. Victoria left the set to the Crown in her will.
The necklace also known as the coronation necklace has been worn by every female monarch for their coronation.
Item No: 700-029
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