Corgi-shaped pendants form part of new Royal Collection range
Published 05/07/2016 | 12:11
Corgi-shaped pendants are to go on sale in a new range for the Royal Collection to mark the summer opening of Buckingham Palace.
The handcrafted necklaces by jeweller Alex Monroe pay tribute to the Queen's much-loved pets and feature a corgi - known for their short stubby legs - from the side with its tongue hanging out.
The 22 carat gold plated corgi pendants cost £150 each, while the sterling silver version is priced at £126.
Royal fans can also purchase a diamond-set pendant engraved with a corgi and decorated with bows and flowers inspired by the interiors of Buckingham Palace in silver for £126 and gold-plated for £180.
Other pieces in the collection include a crown pendant inset with a diamond in silver for £156 and gold-plated for £180, and a coach pendant with moveable wheels, inspired by the Diamond Jubilee State Coach in the Royal Mews, priced at £195 in silver and £225 for gold-plated.
The most expensive piece in the new range is a £330 gold-plated locket inspired by the domed ceiling of the palace's Music Room, featuring Monroe's signature bee motif.
The Queen is known for her love of dogs - and has owned more than 30 over the years - but now has just two corgis, Holly and Willow, and two dorgis, Candy and Vulcan.
The jewellery - available at Royal Collection Trust shops and online at www.royalcollection.org.uk/shop - will go on sale on July 23 to coincide with the opening of the palace's state rooms to the public.
Visitors to this year's summer opening will see a special exhibition, Fashioning A Reign: 90 Years Of Style From The Queen's Wardrobe, dedicated to the Queen's clothes through the decades.