The Crown

Jewels Fit For A Queen

Nobody does jewels like the royal family and, with a focus on craftmanship and quality, Ernest Jones ensures you can sparkle just as majestically thanks to this guide inspired by critically acclaimed drama, The Crown.

02 November 2021 Editor - Ernest Jones

There really is no family quite like the royal family. Adored around the world, generations of people have grown up to idolise these wonderful figures and the many iconic weddings, births and coronations that have left us fascinated.

Re-enacting spectacular royal family moments on the screen is award-winning series, The Crown. Starring Academy Award® and BAFTA® winner, Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II and Golden Globe winner, Emma Corrin as Princess Diana, the fourth series of the drama enthralled the nation thanks to its depiction of the growing relationship between Prince Charles and Diana.

To celebrate the release of The Crown Season Four, out to own now on DVD, we want to help you to get you into the spirit of all things remarkably royal. We’re spotlighting sumptuous designs that would look perfectly at home on royal leading ladies, so read on to discover how you can bring a touch of regal resplendence to your look.

Diamond and Sapphire Ring

Set your heart on a sapphire

Arguably one of the most iconic designs in the history of jewellery, the sapphire ring currently adorning Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s left hand once belonged to her mother-in-law, Princess Diana. The engagement ring that launched a thousand homages around the world, we’re offering ours in the form of this 18ct white gold sapphire & 0.15ct diamond ring. Exuding unquestionable elegance, this style bears a striking resemblance to the original thanks to the cluster of gleaming white diamonds surrounding the dazzling oval sapphire at the centre. Exuding unquestionable elegance, this style bears a striking resemblance to the original thanks to the cluster of gleaming white diamonds surrounding the dazzling oval sapphire at the centre.

Pearls

Pearls fit for a princess

A gemstone favoured by many of the royals over the years, pearls have had the privilege of being part of some of the most memorable moments in an ongoing saga that continues to thrill. Favoured by Queen Elizabeth II who is rarely seen without her three-strand necklace, pearls were forever ingrained into the minds of adoring fans around the world when Princess Diana famously wore a sapphire, diamond and pearl choker during her waltz at the White House with legendary American actor, John Travolta in 1985. Whether you hope to recreate that dance or simply enrich everyday ensembles, this 18ct white gold cultured pearl necklace by Yoko London is a splendid addition to any royal family aficionado’s collection.

Le Vian Ring

Lavishly Le Vian

No regal-inspired look would be completed without Le Vian. A brand renowned for its rich history that goes back to the 15th century and its use of exquisite colourful diamonds, any one of its pieces would guarantee you command attention, but this 14ct strawberry gold amethyst and 0.18ct diamond ring is particularly majestic. The perfect choice for glittering galas, balls or weddings, this exuberant design spotlights a stunning amethyst, with the combination of vanilla diamonds and strawberry gold enhancing its enthralling appeal.

Cartier

Captivate with Cartier

Cartier has had a powerful allegiance with the royal family going back 100 years. Referred to as the “Jeweller of Kings and King of Jewellers” by King Edward VIII, the French label has created pieces worn by Royals including King George VI – father of Queen Elizabeth II – and Princess Anne. Bringing Cartier to a modern audience was Meghan, Duchess of Sussex who wore a gleaming Reflection de Cartier bracelet formed of brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds on her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018. Ideal for marking unforgettable moments in time, the Cartier Ballon Bleu 33mm timepiece fuses the sophistication of a bracelet with the practicality of a watch. Defined by a polished stainless steel case and bracelet, the design features a subtly domed crystal, beneath which lies a luxurious diamond set dial. Along with a blue cabochon set crown, a projecting protector adds character to this creative and refined model.

A taste of the high life

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live as a royal? Well, now you can, as we’ve partnered with the Golden Globe winning series, to give you the chance to win a decadent superb one-night stay at a luxurious London hotel.

The lucky winner, and their guest, will enjoy a deluxe £1,000 personal shopping appointment at Ernest Jones, to ensure they’re dazzling for a spot of sparkling afternoon tea! And the royal treatment doesn’t stop there. A grand tour of the palace in Kensington will be followed with an elegant evening with delectable cocktails.

Ten runners-up will be able to host their own screening, with a copy of The Crown: Season Four on DVD.

To enter the competition, visit ernestjones.co.uk/thecrown. You can also find out more @ernestjonesjewellers.

Collate your very own crown jewels

Whether you simply want to re-enact your favourite moments or create your very own curated edit of exquisite pieces that you can pass down the generations, we’re here to help you. To discover the very best of brands, the finest jewellery and luxury timepieces, simply visit Ernest Jones online and in store today.