Which sparkling royal gift will win this round?
The King Khalid Necklace vs. The King Faisal Necklace
King Khalid of Saudi Arabia gave this diamond and platinum necklace to the Queen in 1979, when she visited Saudi Arabia during an extensive tour of several Middle Eastern nations. The piece features pear-shaped diamonds in a modern fringe setting. When King Khalid made a state visit to the United Kingdom a few years later, in June 1981, the Queen wore the necklace for a banquet held at Claridge’s in London. The Queen often wears the necklace, which was made by Harry Winston, for gala events.
Made by Harry Winston in the 1950s, this diamond and platinum necklace was given to Queen Elizabeth II by King Faisal of Saudi Arabia in 1967. The piece is set with more than 300 diamonds, including baguettes, brilliants, and eleven pear-shaped diamonds set as pendant stones. She has made it a regular part of her gala jewelry wardrobe, and she’s also lent it to other members of the family. Diana, Princess of Wales wore the jewel in Australia in 1983, and the Countess of Wessex wore it in Luxembourg in October 2012.