Queen Elizabeth’s jewellery collection is one of the world’s most extensive and prestigious. The collection is nearly as famous as the queen herself, and includes priceless jewels that have been passed down from generation to generation. As one of the most recognisable heads of state, she has often received some of the world’s most extravagant bejewelled gifts. How valuable are Queen Elizabeth’s crown jewels? The queen is very generous when it comes to sharing her collection; British royal women often wear jewels on loan from the monarch to official engagements. Here, we take a look at five top jewellers that have found their way into the queen’s collection over the years. Garrard Established in 1735, The House of Garrard has created many iconic and important jewels for the British royal family. Garrard holds a Royal Warrant as jewellers, goldsmith and silversmith, appointed by the Prince of Wales. The house’s designs have been worn during some of the most monumental royal moments, including the then Princess Elizabeth’s wedding to Philip Mountbatten in 1947. For her big day, she wore Queen Mary’s Russian Fringe tiara. The tiara snapped hours before the wedding festivities and was brought into Garrard for an emergency repair. The diamond fringes can be taken off of its tiara mount and worn as a necklace. How many tiaras does Queen Elizabeth own – and who gets to wear them? But the Garrard name is perhaps most famously associated with the sapphire cluster engagement ring once owned by the late Princess Diana. It’s the same ring Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with in 2010. That ring is actually inspired by a brooch of a similar design that Prince Albert commissioned in 1849 as a “something blue” present for his bride, Queen Victoria. The sapphire and diamond cluster Albert Brooch remains a favourite of Queen Elizabeth to this day. Which jewels will Kirsten Stewart wear in her portrayal of Princess Diana? Cartier The queen owns a number of designs by the French jeweller. British royals have long been fans of Cartier. Both Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton wore Cartier pieces on their wedding day. The Cartier Halo tiara Kate wore on her wedding day belongs to the queen. The tiara was in Princess Anne’s rotation of diadems in the 1960s. Why British royal wedding bouquets carry a sprig of myrtle The jeweller played a role in marking the queen’s big day, too. Young Elizabeth received a rough 54.5-carat pink diamond as a wedding present from Canadian gemologist John Thorburn Williamson. The pink stone was cut and polished to 23.6 carats; the queen then commissioned Cartier to mount the gem. Cartier created a floral mount with 203 white diamonds, setting the pink diamond in the centre. The queen continues to love and wear Williamson Pink Diamond Brooch today. 7 of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite brooches – and the stories behind them Boucheron Another French jeweller that has created a good number of pieces for the British monarch is Boucheron. One of the most often-seen pieces today is the Honeycomb tiara on loan from the queen to the Duchess of Cornwall. Mostly recently, the queen herself wore the Double Clip brooch on the 75th anniversary of V-E Day at Windsor Castle. The brooch was bought by the Duke of Kent, the queen’s uncle, in 1937. The pieces are a part of the royal collection that found their way to the queen when her parents presented them to her on her 18th birthday in 1944. The crisp blue colour of the design comes from baguette-cut aquamarines, which are flanked by white diamonds. Harry Winston The Saudis are known for their love of extravagance, and it seems they are fans of luxury American jewellery house Harry Winston. View this post on Instagram A post shared by British Royal Jewels (@britishroyaljewels) on Jun 7, 2019 at 9:04am PDT So much so that both King Faisal and King Khalid have presented the queen with diamond necklaces from the jeweller. The King Faisal of Saudi Arabia Necklace was gifted to the queen in 1967 during his state visit to the UK. The necklace is said to feature over 300 diamonds weighing 80 carats. When the queen visited Saudi Arabia in 1979, King Khalid presented her with another Harry Winston diamond necklace. The queen continues to wear these necklaces today. The late Princess Diana also loved these pieces and often borrowed them to pair with evening wear. Why Meghan Markle doesn’t wear Queen Elizabeth’s jewels View this post on Instagram A post shared by British Royal Jewels (@britishroyaljewels) on May 21, 2020 at 6:31am PDT G. Collins & Sons And finally, we can’t complete this list without mentioning the queen’s appointed jeweller. A name that may be less familiar to the public but one that is close to the queen’s heart is G. Collins & Sons. The brand’s founder and owner Harry Collins was appointed Crown Jeweller, and looks after the queen’s personal collection inside his own workshop at Buckingham Palace. His shop received the Royal Warrant in 2005. Aside from repairs and maintenance, Collins has also created a number of jewellery pieces for the queen. One of the most sentimental perhaps is a piece commissioned by the queen herself to commemorate the 100th birthday of the queen Mother in 2000. The Centenary Rose Brooch features a miniature painting of a pink English rose surrounded by white diamonds. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .