The Story of: Queen Elizabeth's Pearls

Queen Elizabeth II owns a diverse collection of pearl jewellery, beloved by royalty for centuries. Beyond elegance, these pieces symbolize history and tradition. One of her favourites is a three-strand pearl necklace, a cherished gift from her father. Here is the story of this special necklace.

The Start of a Family Tradition

Queen Victoria gave each of her daughters and granddaughters a pearl every year on their birthday so that by the time they came of age at 18, they would have enough pearls for a necklace.

Continuing a Family Tradition

To continue this tradition, Queen Elizabeth’s father King George VI gave his daughter, a thin platinum chain to which he added two pearls on each of her birthday.

More Than Just Pearls

Consequently, when the Queen turned eighteen, she was able to wear these pearls in an impressive three-strand necklace.

Since this necklace was a gift from her beloved father, with whom she was especially close, it always held a special meaning for her.

The Queen loved this necklace tremendously and later had an identical one made so she would not wear out the much-loved original.

Express Your Love With Pearls

Pearls, the birthstone of June, symbolize purity, wisdom, and femininity, making them a perfect gift.

Much like how the Queen treasured her pearl strand, gifting a pearl strand to your loved one can create a timeless, cherished memory for years to come.