One more reason to wish for a London visit this summer: As part of her Diamond Jubilee events, Queen Elizabeth II is putting some of the monarchy’s most important jewels on display. The collection of the monarchy’s diamond jewelry and precious objects, called “Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration,” will be open to the public at Buckingham Palace in August. According to the palace it aims to explore “the ways in which diamonds have been used and worn by British monarchs over the last two centuries”.
I was looking for info on the Queen's jewelry and realized that the most coveted book on the subject has been out of print for a while. It's by author Leslie Field and called Queen's Jewels: The Personal Collection of Elizabeth II. The scan from the book you see above appears on Amazon and makes me that much eager to find it. I guess I'll have to find a good used copy at some point. I know many of you share this little thing I have for the royal family. Does anyone have other book recommendations?