Diamonds – A Diamond Jubilee Celebration

The Queen’s Diamonds on Display in the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace:

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As one of the many exhibitions organized for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, visitors to Buckingham Palace will be able to see a number of personal jewels inherited by the Queen or acquired during her reign.  This is a rare display, never before exhibited.

Diamonds – A Jubilee Celebration

Diamonds are known to be the hardest natural material and for this reason they are associated with longevity. For centuries rulers have used diamonds in regalia, jewellery and precious objects. The Queen’s Diamonds exhibition will show the many ways in which these precious stone have been used by British monarchs over the last 200 years. It will also reveal how many of these extraordinary stones have been re-cut or incorporated into new settings during their history.

Did you know that the Crown Jewels consist of 23,578 gems?

Buckingham Palace State Rooms

The Queen’s Diamonds will be on display in the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace which are open to the public each summer when the Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland.  If you are interested in seeing this rare display of the Queen’s Diamonds, book early. You can buy tickets through the Royal Collections website below.

The Palace State Rooms are furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection. These include paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto, sculpture by Canova, Sèvres porcelain and English and French furniture.

Exhibition:   Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration
Dates : From  30 June – 8 July and 31 July – 7 October, 2012
Venue : State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Admission to the State Rooms is by timed ticket, with entry every 15 minutes, from 9.30– 18.30pm.
Tickets cost:   Adults £18 , Seniors and Students £16.50 and Under 17 £10.25, Family £47.

Address:
Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA
Tel: +44 20 7766 7300
Website: www.royalcollection.org.uk

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