Full set: the most luxurious prints of the British royal family

We list the most spectacular sets of jewelry from the treasury of Elizabeth II, designed in the same style.

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Over the centuries, the Windsor House has acquired many priceless copies for its treasury. Maximalism in relation to jewelry in the palace environment has never been considered something shameful, which is why parures – sets of jewelry designed to be worn together – are in such honor among the royals. After all, it is jewelry sets that produce the greatest effect.

Kent Amethyst Parure

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Elizabeth II in ornaments from the Kentish parure in Portugal

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March 26, 1985

This is one of the oldest prints in the royal treasury of the Windsors. Initially, the necklace, earrings and brooch with amethysts belonged to the Duchess of Kent, then they were inherited by her daughter, Queen Victoria, who equated the jewelry with family heirlooms of the crown. Currently, Queen Elizabeth often wears a brooch made of Kentish parure, from which additional pendants can be removed, making the composition more concise, however, there are cases when Her Majesty decided to add more purple accents to her image.

Ruby parure with an oriental crown

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The Queen Mother in the ruby parure of Queen Victoria

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The Dowager Queen at the celebration of her 8th birthday in Covent Garden, August 4, 1980

This sophisticated set dates back to the reign of Queen Victoria. Her husband Prince Albert, inspired by Indian jewelry displayed at an international exhibition, ordered an unusual crown for his wife. Later, Victoria and Albert, together with Garrard, supplemented the set with a necklace and earrings with diamonds and opals to match them with a tiara. Victoria designated the paryura as a real family heirloom. On the day of the celebration of her 80th birthday, the Queen mother shone in it.

Durbar Emerald Paryura

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Maria Tek in the Durbar parure

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The Duchess of Cornwall in a tiara of Durbar parure (without emeralds)

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Maria of Teck made the most tangible contribution to the treasury of the Windsors and provided them with brooches and tiaras for many generations to come. In preparation for her and George V’s coronation in Delhi, the Queen Consort ordered a set of jewelry with emeralds. India was to have a new emperor and empress, and Maria took this event very seriously. Later, the emeralds were removed from the tiara that adorned her head on that important day, and in this form the product could be seen on the Duchess of Cornwall.

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Maria Tek in the Durbar parure

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Elizabeth in a necklace and brooches from the Durbar paryura in Singapore, October 1, 1989

Today Elizabeth wears a necklace, earrings and a brooch from the Durbar (or Delhi) emerald parure. Sometimes Her Majesty is limited to only one of these items, combining them with jewelry from other sets.

The Sapphire Miniature of George VI

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Elizabeth in a sapphire parure during an official visit to Bordeaux, June 11, 1992

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Her Majesty at the State Banquet in Prague, March 27, 1996

Sapphires have always been popular among representatives of the British dynasty. So, Elizabeth received a sapphire parure from her father, King George VI, as a wedding gift. Then it consisted of a necklace and earrings, but later the queen supplemented the set with a pendant and a bracelet specially made in the same style. Then the monarch acquired a necklace that once belonged to the Belgian Princess Louise, and it was converted into a tiara. Her Majesty often prefers this particular parure.

Persian Turquoise Parure

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Princess Margaret in her favorite turquoise parure at a reception in honor of the President of Italy, October 25, 1990

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Princess Margaret in a Persian turquoise parure at the film premiere, February 27, 1967

Elizabeth’s younger sister has always sought to demonstrate her difference from other members of the royal family. That is why her favorite parure is more like modern jewelry. Originally, the Queen bought this set with Persian turquoise and diamonds from Garrard Queen Maria. Well, George V gave it to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later known as the Queen Mother, as a wedding gift. She, in turn, gave up the set to her youngest daughter, Princess Margaret, on her 18th birthday. Since then, Her Highness has often appeared in public in a tiara, earrings, necklace and brooches with turquoise, elegantly accentuating the color of her eyes.

Queen Alexandra’s Wedding Party

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Image of the full parure of Queen Alexandra

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Duchess Catherine in Queen Alexandra’s Parure necklace, October 23, 2018

In 1863, this exquisite set was presented to the Danish Princess Alexandra by Prince Albert, the future King Edward VII, as a wedding gift. Initially, the parure consisted of a tiara, brooch, necklace and earrings, but the tiara was lost. Not so long ago, the Duchess of Cambridge appeared in the necklace of Queen Alexandra, who successfully combined the decoration with the tiara “Knots of Love”.

Brazilian Aquamarine parure

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The Queen in aquamarine parure, October 15, 1986

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Elizabeth II during a visit to Moscow, October 18, 1994

The Queen received a set of earrings and a necklace with aquamarines and diamonds as a coronation gift from the President of Brazil. A few years later, Her Majesty entrusted the jewelry house Garrard to make a tiara in addition to the set. Later, Elizabeth also received several more jewelry with aquamarines and diamonds from Brazil, including a bracelet, a brooch and a hair clip. In an aquamarine parure with a tiara, necklace, earrings, bracelet and even a ring, the monarch appeared in 1994 in Moscow, at a banquet hosted by Boris Yeltsin in the Faceted Chamber.

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