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The Best Jewellery inspired by Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee

From the Crown Jewels to Corgis: As the countdown to celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee begins, we round up the best Royalty-inspired new jewellery (and a watch) fit for any modern queen.

From the Crown Jewels to Corgis: As the countdown to celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee begins, we round up the best new r oyalty-inspired jewellery (and a watch) fit for any modern queen.

By Kim Parker

With the celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne just around the corner, designers and makers have been working tirelessly to create jubilee-inspired jewels fit for the occasion.

Months in the making, Hirsh London‘s one-of-a-kind Jubilee Rose can be worn as a pin or a pendant. It was inspired by the pink ‘Queen Elizabeth’ rose named in honour of Her Majesty when she ascended the throne in 1952. The jewel was handmade in Hirsh’s London atelier as a joint effort between the Goldsmith’s Company Apprentice of the Year 2020/21 and one of Hirsh’s most senior mounters. Created in 22k rose gold, the pin has three layers of graduated petals set with natural pink diamonds and pink sapphires. At its centre shimmers a special natural pink diamond, and the central petals are set En Tremblant, so they move with the lightest touch.

Jubilee Rose Pin by Hirsh London

Fellow London Jeweller Annoushka Ducas has been inspired by the Queen’s beloved canine companions, and fashioned a limited-edition corgi charm. Just 24 have been made, and each has been engraved with the words ‘Platinum 1952-2022’ as well as a special commemorative platinum jubilee hallmark. The 18k yellow gold pup has black diamond eyes, a ruby collar and sits atop a carved agate pillow, decorated with moving golden tassels on each corner.

Corgi charm by Annoushka

Meanwhile, Loquet London has crafted tiny limited-edition charms inspired by the George IV State Diadem, which was worn by the Queen at her coronation. Each of the flowers of the British nation – the clover, daffodil, thistle and Tudor rose – has been recreated in platinum and diamonds and can be worn inside a diminutive locket on a chain. If you’re after something more sensational and less symbolic, the brand also makes a diminutive rose gold and diamond ‘Queen‘ charm, that’s sure to appeal.

Rose gold and diamond Queen charm, £260, by Loquet London

If white gold is more your style, bespoke jeweller Louise Sinclair has made a white gold coronet charm that can be worn on a necklace chain or on hoop earrings.

9k white gold Royal Crown Charm, £170, Louise Sinclair

London jeweller Boodles has taken inspiration from its unique connection with the famed Cullinan mine, the source of the diamonds set into the Crown Jewels. Its new Peace of Mined collection uses fully traceable diamonds in a range of exquisite designs, with inspiration taken from the Queen’s own jewellery collection.

Platinum and pear-cut diamond earrings, Boodles

Famed for being the jeweller that actually designed the Crown Jewels, Garrard has turned its own archives for inspiration for an ornate one-of-a-kind pin to celebrate this momentous year. The Garrard Jubilee pin is a bejewelled nod to the original setting for the Cullinan I diamond in the Sovereign’s Sceptre in 1910, and centres around an eye-catching 4.9 carat blue topaz. It can be worn as a brooch, hair jewel or hat pin.

The Jubilee Pin by Garrard

Pragnell‘s Platinum Jubilee collection is made up of seven extraordinary one-off jewels, each inspired by a decade of the Queen’s reign, and the anniversary material associated with that decade. The 50th year ring, to mark the Queen’s Golden Anniversary, is made up of rare Welsh gold and is set with a spectacular 1.08 carat pear-shaped Columbian emerald, which has been repurposed from a vintage jewel.

50 Year Ring with Welsh gold and a pear-cut emerald by Pragnell

And last but by no means least, Swatch have paid their own cheeky tribute to Her Majesty in the form of the ‘How Majestic’ watch, featuring a smiling likeness of the Queen herself, complete with her favourite pearl jewellery, plus one of her faithful corgi companions. The watch dial has 70 gold-coloured dots, one for each year of the Queen’s reign.

The How Majestic watch, £83, by Swatch

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