Which pear-shaped diamonds will be victorious in this match?
The King Khalid Necklace vs. Camilla’s Pear-Shaped Diamond 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.
One of Camilla’s most-worn sets of gala jewelry is this demi-parure made of various sizes of pear-shaped diamonds. The suite, which includes a necklace and a large pair of earrings, is easy to coordinate with other pieces from her jewelry box. The necklace is a modern take on the classic fringe design, substituting various sizes of pear-cut diamonds for the traditional diamond-set fringes and spikes. Above, she wears the necklace (with the coordinating earrings) at the Olivier Awards in 2019.