As Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee weekend draws to a close, we at PriceScope thought it would only be fitting to look back at Her Majesty’s Jubilee jewelry looks. Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated a total of six (6) Jubilees: silver, ruby, golden, diamond, sapphire, and platinum. Here is a look back at Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilees:
Marks 25 years on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II Official Silver Jubilee Portrait
To mark her 25-year anniversary as the British monarch since her accession to the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee wore an ornate ensemble, consisting of a white and gold zigzag-patterned gown, a velvet and fur-lined cape, and the Imperial State Crown.
According to Historic Royal Palaces, this crown was made for King George VI’s coronation in 1937. Diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, pearls, and rubies adorn the gold crown, which is trimmed with velvet and fur. It was formerly worn by the Queen at her coronation and at numerous official royal events.
Other Silver Jubilee Events
|Queen Elizabeth II wore pearl drop earrings, a double-strand pearl necklace, and a diamond brooch.||Queen Elizabeth II wore pearl stud earrings and a diamond and pearl brooch for the River Thames Pageant on June 9, 1977.||Queen Elizabeth II greeted the public at St. Katharine’s Dock during her Silver Jubilee on June 9, 1977, wearing large pearl stud earrings, a triple strand pearl necklace, and a diamond brooch.|
Marks 40 years on the throne.
Trooping The Color Ceremony
In 1992, Queen Elizabeth II was awarded the Ruby Jubilee title for her 40-year reign. However, the Queen referred to this occasion and year as her “annus horribilis” in a speech at her Guildhall lunch in November 1992. It wasn’t a great year for the Queen and her country so she opted to only attend the Trooping the Color ceremony and celebrated the rest of her Ruby Jubilee celebratory activities in private.
Marks 50 years on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II Official Golden Jubilee Portrait
For Queen Elizabeth II’s official portrait in honor of her Golden Jubilee, she donned the Queen Alexandra Kokoshnik tiara, which is less ornate than some of her previous tiaras but just as beautiful.
Other Gold Jubilee Events
|Queen Elizabeth II at the “Party at the Palace” concert to celebrate her Golden Jubilee.||Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh on their way to watch a Golden Jubilee parade on June 4, 2002.||The Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour on June 15, 2002.|
Marks 60 years on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II Official Diamond Jubilee Portrait
For Queen Elizabeth II’s official portrait in honor of her Diamond Jubilee, she wore two diamond bracelets and Queen Victoria’s collet necklace. The Queen also donned the State Diadem tiara, which she first wore on her Coronation Day in 1820.
Other Diamond Jubilee Events
|Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee at the Derby Day horse race on June 2, 2012.||Queen Elizabeth II at the Diamond Jubilee Concert on the Buckingham Palace grounds on June 4, 2012.||The Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Color on June 16, 2012.|
Marks 65 years on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II privately celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee and 65-year reign but attended the Trooping the Color for her 91st birthday. She wore pearls and the Brigade of Guards brooch.
Marks 70 years on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II Official Platinum Jubilee Portrait
Buckingham Palace posted a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II seated in Windsor Castle on June 1, ahead of public activities and festivities. The Queen wasn’t wearing any of her distinctive tiaras or brooches which is unusual for her jewelry looks.
|Queen Elizabeth during the Trooping the Color parade on the Buckingham Palace balcony on June 2, 2022 wearing the same ensemble as her official portrait with the Brigade of Guards brooch.||Queen Elizabeth led the lighting of the principal Jubilee beacon at Windsor Castle on June 2, 2022.||Queen Elizabeth II cutting a cake to mark her Platinum Jubilee.|
Queen Elizabeth II’s Custom Platinum Jubilee Brooch
Goldsmiths’ Company designed and made the brooch she wore especially for her Platinum Jubilee. The circular brooch was inspired by the United Kingdom’s four nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, which were symbolized by diamonds and their national flowers (the Tudor rose, thistle, daffodil, and shamrock). The lily of the valley, the Queen’s favorite flower, was also there.
Queen Elizabeth II wrapped up the 4 (four)-day Platinum Jubilee celebration with a Thank You statement:
Which of Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee jewelry looks resonated with you the most? Which of Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilees were you privileged to witness in this lifetime? Do you own any of Queen Elizabeth II’s jewelry staples – pearls and/ or brooches? Let us know – Click the comments button below.