08 September 2015

The Bejeweled Reign of Elizabeth II: The 2000s


A new millennium brings the 2000s and a celebration of the Queen's fifty years on the throne...



2000: Elizabeth wears the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara with Queen Mary's Chain Link Bracelet at a service for the Order of St. Michael and St. George





2001: At the state opening of parliament, Elizabeth wears the George IV Diadem with the Duchess of Gloucester's Pendant Earrings and Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Necklace



2002: In the year of her own Golden Jubilee, Elizabeth wears Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik with her Modern Chandelier Earrings and the City of London Fringe Necklace



2003: During a state visit from the United States, Elizabeth wears Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik with her Modern Fringe Necklace and the versatile diamond drop earrings possibly made from one of Queen Mary's brooches



2004: At a state banquet for the President of Korea, Elizabeth wears the Burmese Ruby Tiara, the Baring Ruby Necklace, the Dorset Bow Brooch, and Queen Mary's Rose of York Bracelet



2005: In Malta, Elizabeth wears the Oriental Circlet Tiara with the Baring Ruby Necklace and Queen Mary's Ruby Cluster Earrings



2006: For a visit from the President of Brazil, Elizabeth appropriately wears the Brazilian Aquamarine Parure



2007: At a banquet for the King of Saudi Arabia, Elizabeth wears the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara with a modern diamond and sapphire demi-parure that was probably a gift from the Saudis



2008: When the President of France visits Windsor Castle, Elizabeth wears the Burmese Ruby Tiara with the Crown Ruby Earrings and Necklace, plus an art deco bracelet of rubies and diamonds and the central element of the Diamond Cockade Brooch



2009: Elizabeth wears the Brazilian Aquamarines for a state banquet in honor of the President of Mexico