Prepare your tiara. The coronation is approaching.
“We have the Anglesey Tiara in our stock at the moment,” he added, “which was worn by the Marchioness of Anglesey at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth and by her mother at the coronation of King Edward. ” (Price is available upon request.)
And while preparations for the coronation are centered in London, some jewelers on the continent – particularly those in Paris’s Place Vendôme, the center of the high jewelery world – also expect to have their work done at the coronation. Boucheron, for example, has always been a favorite of the British royal family, while Chaumet is famous for its tiaras.
“With the coronation of Edward VII, and the holding of court balls, the opening ceremony of Parliament and opera galas, our records show an increase in demand for tiaras, as customers wished to purchase new tiaras for their new dresses,” Jean-Marc Mansvelt, the house’s general manager, wrote in an email. “It was at this time that Joseph Chaumet presented himself as a licensed supplier to the English court and, as such, affixed the arms of the English crown on the header of his official letterhead. .
Mr. Mansvelt noted that the house’s newest fine jewelry collection, called Liens Inséparables (in English, Inseparable Links), included what he called “a head ornament”, a slender circle of 18k white gold paved with 236 brilliant-cut diamonds. and enhanced with a brilliant cut diamond ranging from 1.5 to 1.79 carats.
Some of the special jewels created to mark the coronation relate to the King’s personal interests.
A one-of-a-kind butterfly brooch designed by Hirsh London, for example, is being created as a tribute to the King’s enduring commitment to environmental issues. The gold and platinum wings are designed to move slightly and the piece is set with a 1.76 carat intense yellow fancy diamond as well as yellow, green and cognac diamonds. (Price is available upon request.)