Buckingham Palace Exhibit to Display 10,000 Diamonds

By on Jun 30, 2012 in Amazing, Europe, Fashion, Lifestyle, World Comments

Over 10,000 diamonds collected by six monarchs over three centuries will be on display during a Buckingham Palace exhibit, according to curator Caroline de Guitaut on Friday, June 29, 2012.

Queen Victoria's Small Diamond Crown
Queen Victoria’s Small Diamond Crown
Image Credit: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Among the more than 10,000 gems going on display include a coronation necklace and other gems worn by Queen Elizabeth II. The exhibit will also feature items from the royal collection like the miniature crown adorned with 1,187 diamonds worn by Queen Victoria for her 1897 Diamond Jubilee.

In a statement, de Guitaut said that the exhibit will “show us how monarchs have deployed diamonds to give an aura of magnificence.”

The Buckingham Palace exhibit is part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the queen’s 60 years on the throne. The exhibit will run from June 30 to July 8 and July 31 to October 7 at the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace, London.

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