In honour of the Queen’s diamond jubilee, the channel has produced a one-off Imperial State Crown replica, the Diamonique Jubilee Crown, to be auctioned off for Breast Cancer Care in October.
Following on from the success of the Kate Middleton engagement ring replica last year, the Diamonique Jubilee Crown will be showcased on Sunday 6 May at 9am and 2pm and then over the jubilee weekend itself before October’s auction.
The priceless Imperial State Crown features the world’s second largest cut diamond at 317.4 carats, 2,868 diamonds on silver mounts and coloured stones in gold mounts; including 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and 269 pearls. The Diamonique Jubilee Crown is comprised of 2,276 replica stones of 21 different sizes and colours set on silver. The replica weighs 1.5 kiloggramme and has been valued at over £10,000 by the company’s jewellery experts.
Vanessa Priest, head of jewellery buying at QVC said: “The Queen’s Imperial State Crown is iconic and one of the country’s most prized treasures. In the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, the Diamonique Jubilee Crown replica will be the ultimate accessory. We are sure the crown will make its new owner feel like they are the queen of the castle.”