The Bahrain pearl earrings: one of the wedding gifts received by Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten in 1947 was a pearl shell containing seven large pearls from the ruler of Bahrain at the time. According to the Royal Collection, two of these pearls were used not long after to create this pair of earrings.
The earrings each contain one large round diamond and four smaller ones, three baguette diamonds and a Bahrain pearl dangling below. The then Princess wore them on her 1951 tour of Canada and later for one of her first Official Portraits as Queen. While they were not prominently worn for a few decades, the Queen notably wore her Bahrain pearl earrings at the Festival of Remembrance in 2015.
Catherine, the Princess of Wales, has worn these earrings on several occasions but in a particularly fitting tribute at the funeral of Her Majesty the Queen on the 19th of September 2022, which inspired us to create a similar pair with a large drop pearl and cubic zirconia.