The jewels not buried with Queen Elizabeth were likely to remain in the royal collection.
Queen Elizabeth, throughout her reign as the Queen, adorned countless precious jewels throughout her life. Her private jewellery collection reportedly has around 300 pieces, including 98 brooches, 46 necklaces, 34 pairs of earrings and 15 rings. At her coronation on June 2, 1953, the Queen wore a crown glittering with jewels including the world's largest white diamond, The Koh-i-Noor Diamond, which was taken from from India.
But according to reports, the Queen would just be buried with a few simple and sentimental pieces, Natural Diamond Council head of communications, Lisa Levinson, said, per Metro.
This includes her wedding band, which was composed of Welsh gold and a pair of pearl earrings. Levinson claimed the Queen was “an incredibly humble woman” and noted it “is unlikely” that she will be draped in priceless jewels when she is laid to rest.
The expert said that jewels not buried with Queen Elizabeth were likely to remain in the royal collection.
The ring had once belonged to Alice of Battenberg, the mother of Prince Philip. There are rumors that it might also go to Princess Anne, her daughter. It hasn't yet been confirmed, though, added Levinson. The Queen received her wedding ring in 1923 after her parents received it for their nuptials. The Clogau St. David's mine provided the gold used to make it.
“The young Prince Philip was closely involved in the design of Elizabeth’s engagement ring, which is set in platinum and has eleven natural diamonds – a three-carat round solitaire diamond, and five smaller stones set on each side,” she explained.
“Her Majesty’s life has always been about the legacy of the royal family, in the UK and Commonwealth; her jewels form very much part of that legacy.”
Mok O’Keeffe of LGBTQ+ royalist group GayArist, also said that the wedding band is all the jewelry that the Queen needs. "This simple act of love seems fitting for a woman who actively enjoyed the simple things in life and, because of her strong faith, believed that she would enjoy the riches of heaven," she said.
"Many of the jewels she wore form part of the history of the country and will be passed to the future Monarch and the Queen Consort, for the remainder of their lives," he added.
The Queen's state funeral will take place in Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19, 2022, after she lies in state in her oak coffin for four days at Westminster Hall. Her coffin arrived in Buckingham on September 13, 2022. Scores of people, braving the rain and bad weather, reportedly applauded and cried as the Queen's coffin arrived. She will definitely be missed by millions around the world.
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