The House of Windsor owns countless priceless jewels, but the royals only attend a few events each year where the gems fit the dress code (and that’s when the world isn’t in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic), so it’s only natural that some pieces are seen infrequently. Still, it’s a little sad to think about some of the world’s most exquisite jewelry locked away in a vault for decades at a time—and hopefully, someday soon, Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton, or another member of the royal family will have the chance to don them again.
Below, six bijoux in particular that we can’t wait to see.
Princess Margaret’s Persian Turquoise Parure
Princess Margaret was bequeathed an exquisite, Garrard-made set of Persian turquoise pieces from the Queen Mother, who in turn received them as a wedding gift from her father-in-law King George V. Sadly, the parure—which includes a necklace, earrings, tiara, brooch—hasn’t been seen since Margaret’s death, and it isn’t clear if it is now in the possession of one of her children, or has been returned to the royal vaults. Only time will tell!
The Strathmore Rose Tiara
It’s been some time since the Strathmore Rose Tiara, one of the Queen Mother’s favorite sparklers, has seen daylight. (Some speculated that Meghan might choose it as her wedding tiara, but that turned out not to be the case.) The Queen Mother received it as a…