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The Best Royal Jewels of 2019: #2 (The Queen's Emeralds)

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We've almost reached the top of our countdown of the best royal jewels of the year!

#2: The Queen's Emeralds




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When the Queen stepped in front of the cameras at this year's Diplomatic Reception, you could almost hear the collective gasp from royal jewelry lovers around the world!


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Along with the Vladimir Tiara, Cartier Art Deco Bracelets, and Greville Emerald Earrings, the Queen wore a magnificent emerald and diamond necklace that she's never worn in public before.


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We still don't have confirmed provenance information on the piece, but many are speculating that it may be a second major emerald necklace from the Greville Bequest (!). The Queen Mother wore the other major Greville Emerald Necklace during her lifetime, but she was never seen in this one.


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Whatever the source of the piece, I think we can all agree that it's downright amazing that a monarch who has reigned for nearly seven decades can still surprise us with major new jewelry!