Sneek Peak of The Stunning Jewellery on “The Crown”

The Crown, Netflix’s new show about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, is their most expensive show to date ($150 million!!), so you should 100 percent expect amazingly over-the-top jewellery!

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The streaming giant’s latest binge-able series launches an ambitious plan to chronicle the British monarch’s life with six 10-episode seasons — the first starting in 1947 with a 21-year-old, just-married Elizabeth (Claire Foy), the dynamics — as a young female monarch — with an aging Prime Minister Winston Churchill (and a government full of crusty old men) and relationship with her younger sister Margaret (Vanessa Kirby), who wants to marry a divorced man. (Keep in mind, Elizabeth’s father became King after his brother, Edward, abdicated to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson.)

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The show’s massive costume department could have relied on vintage items for Queen Elizabeth’s circa 1940s and ’50s clothes, but designer Michele Clapton chose to work with a team of over 50 people to painstakingly custom-make almost every piece—down to the shoes. The result? Hundreds of bespoke costumes, many of which are fitting for a literal queen.

As for jewellery, the headpieces and royal jewellery are also meant to be exact or near matches to the real deal.

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The brooches she wears are particularly stunning. There’s one when Prince Charles was born — it’s a bouquet of flowers — and we can see her wearing that now. There is a little disappointment though on Episode 2, where we can take a look at her engagement ring that is nothing like the real one.

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Elizabeth’s style also communicate the contrast in personality and responsibilities between the more conservative Queen and her fun-loving and more fashion-forward sister, Princess Margaret.

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Last but not the least, another eye-catching character is Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor. Besides causing a crisis in the British monarchy, the socialite assembled an extraordinary jewellery collection. A famous sale of her collection in 1987 achieved a record 31m – six times the total expected. The show also gives us a glimpse at it :

“The Crown” premieres on Netflix on Friday, Nov. 4 2016. 

(You loved glimpsing on The Crown Jewellery? Visit London to see the real Crown Jewels and discover london based finest jewelers. Our top addresses are here!)

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