Tower of LondonThe late monarch owned a beautiful collection of incredibly precious jewels – one of the world’s most expensive and largest archives to date. Questions have arisen surrounding the future of the jewels, many of which will remain on public display in the Tower of London.

Did you know that the Queen was buried with a handful of her most valuable personal pieces? The monarch’s final resting place is the King George VI memorial chapel, located in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, and it’s likely her most sentimental jewels will be buried alongside her.

HELLO! Spoke to Gemologist Alexandra Michell of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn, who told us some of the sentimental jewels the Queen is likely to be buried in.

Wedding band

The wedding band crafted from one piece of pure Welsh gold from the Clogau St. David’s mine belonged to the Queen Mother when she married King George VI in 1923 and was then given to Elizabeth when she married Prince Philip in 1947. The Queen wore it every day and it is rumoured to be inscribed with a secret message from the late Duke of Edinburgh. The Welsh gold wedding band has been established as a royal tradition since.

Pearl Earrings 

A staple of The Queen’s jewellery box, the earrings were so beloved by Her Majesty that she endeavoured to gift a pair to all the women of the Royal Family. Originally another wedding gift, these were offered to her by her grandmother Queen Mary. Their simplicity is their strength, a pearl under a single diamond can be dressed up or down and worn for many different occasions.

3-strand pearl necklace

Her first pearl necklace consisted of a thin platinum chain for which her father King George VI gave her two pearls to add to every birthday. He then upgraded these with her first three-strand necklace, and she has worn them ever since; a beautiful reminder of the close relationship they shared until his death in 1952.

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