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Ten Most Valuable Gifts Given To the Queen of England

20 December 2014

N9. Festoon Necklace

Most Expensive Gifts Given To the Queen of England N9. Festoon Necklace
Most Expensive Gifts Given To the Queen of England N9. Festoon Necklace

The ninth place as one of the jewelry pieces the Queen of England has in her collection is the Festoon Necklace.

The remarkable necklace was originally ordered by King George VI in 1947. He wanted the necklace to be made of over 150 diamonds.

He specifically asked that the diamonds to come from the diamonds that he had already inherited.

The final product consisted of three rows of diamonds, and had a weight of one hundred and seventy carats.

George VI eventually handed off the necklace to Elizabeth II as a gift. Ever since, it was in Queen’s private collection.
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