The Queens Diamond Diadem Goes on Display at Buckingham Palace
The crown that we all see on postage stamps and UK coins and money notes is to go on display at Buckingham palace for more Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The famous Diamond Diadem, which has been worn by the queen for both portraits and her journey to and from the state opening of Parliament since the first year of her reign will not be part of the royal jewels exhibition at Buckingham Palace to celebrate her 60 years of monarchy. The iconic Diadem is set with 1,333 brilliant cut diamonds including a four carat fancy yellow diamond. The brilliant cut diamonds are set in the shapes of a rose, a thistle and two shamrocks, which are the national emblems of England, Scotland and Ireland. The crown consists of a band set with two rose of elegant pearls and a row of round brilliant cut diamonds in between. The Diadem is the most iconic and widely recognised royal jewel worn by the Queen and boasts a rich heritage since it was made in 1821. The crown was first given to George IV for his coronation in 1821, and has since been passed down through the monarchy to Queen Victoria, Queen Alexandre, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I before coming to Her Majestry Queeen Elizabeth II.