Nizam's wedding gift to Queen Elizabeth II, "Diamond Necklace" - most expensive in the royal collection

Queen Elizabeth II with the necklace presented by Nizam

Above image:  The Nizam's wedding gift (she married Prince Philips) of diamond necklace composed of fifty diamonds set in platinum and made by popular Cartier in the 1930s. It was given on the occasion of her official engagement with Prince Philip...........It is said it is one of the most symbolic crowns in the royal collection. It's particularly special because it's strictly reserved for sovereigns and Queen Consorts...............

Queen Elizabeth II passed away in September 2022 at the age of 96 and her reign was the longest one till date; lasted 70 years and 214 days (February 6, 1952 – September 8, 2022). she was the queen of Great Britain  and Northern Ireland. Her Majesty’s Accession to the throne was in February 1952,

Queen Elizabeth II with the diamond necklace.

Above image: According to October 2022 news Princess of Wales to inherit the Queen Elizabeth Ii's £66.3 million wedding gift!!  According to Paul Hird, jewelry expert: ''Queen’s Nizam Hyderabad diamond necklace is composed of a central double-drop pendant pavĂ© incorporating thirteen emerald-cut diamonds and a pear cut diamond; the chain is then formed by a series of pliers with brilliant-cut diamonds and an elongated oval carabiner with a set of brilliants.''................................

The member of the royal family  in the midst of their grief and sorrow went nostalgic and revealed un unforgettable incident when the queen received a gift from none other than the Nizam of Hyderabad whose capital  now also capital of Telangana state. In the 1940 he was one of the few richest men in the world.

The Hyderabad Nizam, Asaf Jah VII, an alley of the British under Campany's rule as well as under the Raj directly administered by the British Crown, gave the  Princess Elizabeth as a wedding present in 1947. The Nizam had the necklace made at the firm of Cartier in London and instructed  that Princess Elizabeth should select a wedding gift herself.  The queen chose the platinum necklace set with approximately 300 diamonds. The royal family shared that Her Majesty had  continued to wear the necklace throughout her reign and once loaned it to Kate Middleton,The Duchess of Cambridge," the caption further added.  The English royals are proud of  a huge collection of precious specimens: over 300 jewels, including brooches, necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets and watches of all origins, styles and periods. Most of them were from India. Many looted and some gifted by the rulers. Among them the Hyderabad Nizam' wedding gift is royal family's most expensive gift  valued at 66 million pounds

The photograph with the necklace, now is being kept at Buckingham Palace for public display.