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Bulgari’s Emerald High Garden tiara for Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee

As we reflect on the remarkable life of Queen Elizabeth II, we take a look back at Bulgari's exclusive high jewellery set created for Her Majesty's platinum jubilee. Here's everything you need to know

By Kim Parker

Other stars from the world of film who have inspired Bulgari include Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly. Their unique look and favourite pieces still influence the most creative pieces of the house today.

The Emerald High Garden tiara was created in over 1500 man hours of work by a master goldsmith and his team of five dedicated craftsmen, two of whom set all the emeralds by hand.

Bulgari Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee tiara
Bulgari Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee tiara

The tiara has been created with diamonds and platinum, evocative of this special jubilee, the focal point being an emerald floral bouquet, the centrepiece being a 63.44 carat Zambian diamond. The tiara is demonstrates Bulgari’s versatility and can be simply changed by the wearer into a necklace.

Bulgari Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee watch
Bulgari Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee watch

The matching high jewellery watch, the Divas’ Dream high jewellery watch in white gold set and eight Zambian emeralds. Adorning the case and bracelet are 11.4 carats of brilliant round cut and pave diamonds, whilst snow-set diamonds adorn the dial. Shaped into a fan set, the bracelet watch is designed to show off each individual stone.

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