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Royal Diamonds

In this dazzlingly-illustrated lecture, visiting scholar Caroline de Guitaut will examine famous diamonds owned by British royals, especially those acquired by monarchs from George IV to Queen Elizabeth II. These personal jewels include many which are still regularly worn by The Queen today.

Event Timeline
5:30-6:30 p.m. Self-guided touring of Spectacular Gems and Jewelry and the mansion
6-6:30 p.m. Member's only wine-and-cheese reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. Lecture
7:30 p.m. Book Signing. The Museum Shop will have copies of several publications by Caroline de Guitaut, including Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration, available for purchase.

About the Speaker
Photograph of Caroline de Guitaut, senior curator of decorative arts at the Royal Trust Collection, who will be speaking at Hillwood.Caroline de Guitaut is senior curator of decorative arts at the Royal Trust Collection where she has written widely on the royal jewels and dress. Her most recent publications include:
• 1953: The Queen’s Coronation (2013)
• Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration (2012)
• Royal Faberge (2011)
• Fabergé’s Animals: A Royal Farm in Miniature (2010), and
• The Royal Tour: A Souvenir Album (2010)

Among her many exhibitions at The Queen’s Galleries and Buckingham Palace are:
Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe,
The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design, and
Queen and Commonwealth: A Royal Tour.

She is currently preparing an exhibition on Russian Art in the Royal Collection, which will open in 2018.

Ms. de Guitaut is supported at Hillwood through the Jocelyn B. Linke Fund.