02 September 2015

The Bejeweled Reign of Elizabeth II: The 1960s


In the second decade of the remarkable reign of Elizabeth II, the 1960s, things are starting to get a bit more colorful...



1960: During the Nepalese state visit, Elizabeth wears the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara with the necklace, earrings, and bracelet from the Brazilian Aquamarine Parure





1961: In Sierra Leone, Elizabeth watches a performance while wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, the Coronation Necklace and Earrings, Queen Mary's Chain Link Bracelet, and Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Brooch



1962: Elizabeth arrives at the royal film premiere of West Side Story wearing the Vladimir Tiara with the Cambridge Emerald Drops and the Delhi Durbar Earrings, Necklace, and Bracelet



1963: During the Belgian state visit to London, Elizabeth wears Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik with the Coronation Necklace and Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Brooch



1964: At the Dorchester Hotel during the Sudanese state visit, Elizabeth dons Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik with the Greville Chandelier Earrings, her own Diamond Festoon Necklace, and Sudan's Chain of Honor



1965: Elizabeth attends the Royal Variety Performance in sapphires: the Belgian Sapphire Tiara and the George VI Sapphire Suite



1966: During a state visit from Austria, Elizabeth arrives at the Austrian embassy wearing the Vladimir Tiara with pearl drops, the Duchess of Gloucester's Pendant Earrings, Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Necklace, and Princess Marie Louise's Bracelet



1967: While on a royal tour of Canada, Elizabeth wears the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara with her own Diamond Festoon Necklace and Queen Mary's Floret Earrings



1968: Elizabeth wears the Belgian Sapphire Tiara and the George VI Sapphire Earrings to St. Paul's Cathedral for the 150th anniversary of the Order of St. Michael and St. George



1969: During a meeting with Indira Gandhi, Elizabeth wears Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik with pieces from the Brazilian Aquamarine Parure (including the necklace, worn without the large central pendant)