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The Jewels of Queen Elizabeth II: Her Personal Collection Paperback – April, 1992


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N Abrams; Rev Sub edition (April 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810924978
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810924970
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #818,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Royalty devotees will delight in this well-documented historical survey of the British sovereign's ornaments, depicted here in 258 illustrations. The cloth edition was a Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternate.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 28, 1998
Format: Paperback
A well written guide to QE II's elaborate collection of precious stones. Comes complete with her family tree as a reference, which you may find handy to refer to as the author traces back how most of the pieces came to the Queen through her ancestors. Many pictures, however, there are almost as many of Queen Mary as there are of Queen Elizabeth II! I especially liked the way it was discussed how some older pieces have been taken apart, reset, and reconfigured to make them do duty in the 20th and 21st centuries. A very well researched book that any royal watcher will enjoy. I would love to see the author devote a publication to the jewelry (real and paste) of the late Princess of Wales.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MandysRoyalty on August 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
"Amazing" is the only word to describe the impressive array of jewels in Her Majesty's collection. Tiaras, bracelets, earrings... all delicately made and intricate in their structure. Whether they are gifts from other heads of state, inheritance, or personal presents from her parents, the Queen's jewels will take your breath away.

Now when you see pictures of the Queen and her female relations - whether on television or in magazines - you'll be able to name the tiara, place the bracelet, identify the earrings, and swoon over the plate-sized gems pinned to dresses. Brilliant!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Molineaux on July 7, 2008
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If you love royal jewels like me then you need to get this book... the pictures are fabulous. There is not a whole lot of text and explanation about all the pieces you view in the book but there is enough for you to get a general history of most of the pieces. I highly recommend this book!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Rice on February 4, 2012
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This is a pocket guide to The personal jewels of Elizabeth II. It would be a handy guide to have with you as you visit her Jubilee exhibit in London in 2012.

Geoffry Munn of BBC Antiques Roadshow fame has written the 5 pounders on this topic, but Ms. Hope's slender volume gives you just enough information to appreciate both the history and qualities of each piece.
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Beautiful, interesting pictures, with great commentary and background information. A must for anyone interested in Queen Elizabeth II or in jewellery.
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