It’s Jubilee season in the United Kingdom, a celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years of service—the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
Four days of celebrations will held over an extended holiday weekend across the pond, with public events like the Queen’s Birthday Parade, the Derby at Epsom Downs, and the Platinum Party at the Palace, as well as community services and more.
For royal watchers, it’s an exciting time to join in the festivities from near and far. Some jewelers, too, have gotten in on the fun.
For Annoushka, the Platinum Jubilee is an opportunity to expand upon an already-beloved line: the Crown ring.
Introduced five years ago, the line of stackable rings inspired by Gozitan lace makers has seen iterations in white, rose, and yellow gold, and with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. The pieces make for superb stacking but can also be worn on their own, and there’s a full extension made for brides too.
This latest iteration marks the first time the line has been extended beyond rings. Hoop earrings, an ear cuff, and bangle bracelets, all glittering with diamonds, bring the same royal flair to a new category of styles. Each of the new designs bears a Platinum Jubilee hallmark, commemorating the historic milestone.
The diamond styles are seamlessly versatile and certainly reach beyond fans of the British royal family. The crown has many meanings, be it the literal interpretation of that worn on the head of a monarch or the more symbolic (though still related) meaning of power, love, and even joy, depending on who you ask. “Many clients have bought pairs of the Crown rings to be shared between two people,” says designer Annoushka Ducas. “Be it mothers and daughters or same-sex couples, it’s a beautiful idea and in this way becomes symbolic of love and romance.”
While diamonds run throughout the entirety of the line, a few limited-edition pieces from the new release also feature colored gems and pearls. A very limited edition—only seven available—Crown ring features diamonds in addition to rubies, sapphires, and emeralds—and two limited-to-24 charms, one featuring a pearl crowned in diamonds, the other, a golden corgi on a carnelian cushion, round out the release.
“We are only making seven Jubilee Crown rings—one for each decade of the Queen’s reign—and in platinum, which is an exception for me, as I’m usually a gold purest,” says Ducas. “It’s pretty awesome to think you could own one of the seven pieces in the whole world—almost as rare as the Crown jewels themselves!”
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