More than 10,000 diamonds set in works acquired by 6 British monarchs over 3 centuries will go on display to mark the queen’s 60-year reign at “Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration” which open to the public Saturday 30 June.
The exhibition includes a number of the queen’s personal jewels and works from the Royal Collection, the art collection of the British Royal Family. Several jewelry pieces are on display for the first time. The exhibition also includes jewelry made from the world’s largest diamond, the Cullinan Diamond. It also contains several pieces commissioned by Queen Victoria, the only other monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. The exhibition will also display historic objects that show the skill and ingenuity with which diamonds have been used in different cultures and traditions.
If you were travelling to London this summer for the Olympics or otherwise, a visit to the diamonds exhibition at Buckingham Palace will certainly add a sparkle to your visit.
The exhibition runs from June 30 to July 8 and from July 31 to October 7.