09 March 2018

Jewels in Motion: The Queen's Royal Film Jewels

The weekly jewel review will be back next Friday! In the meantime, enjoy the following sparkles...

Queen Elizabeth II shakes Charlie Chaplin's hand at the Royal Film Performance, 1952 (Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

In the glittering early days of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, the annual Royal Film Performance was a white-tie and tiaras event. Here's a look at two decades' worth of the Queen's jewels from these film premieres, which benefited The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund.

1952: The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, the Greville Chandelier Earrings, and the Dorset Bow Brooch for Because You're Mine

1953: The Vladimir Tiara (with pearls) and the George VI Sapphires for Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue

1956: The Vladimir Tiara (with emeralds) and jewels from the Delhi Durbar Suite for The Battle of the River Plate

1957: The Brazilian Aquamarine Parure (with the original tiara) for Les Girls

1968: The Brazilian Aquamarine Parure (with the original tiara) for Romeo and Juliet

1970: The Belgian Sapphire Tiara with the George VI Sapphires for Anne of the Thousand Days

1975: Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik with diamond girandole earrings and the King Faisal Diamond Necklace for Funny Lady