The Queen celebrates Diamond Jubilee with diamonds

Who wants to see some Buckingham bling?

2012 marks the Queen's diamond year, and to celebrate 60 long years on the throne, Elizabeth II will display some of the most important jewels to ever file through the House of Windsor and earlier.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the Imperial State Crown. (AP Photo / Alastair Grant)

The show is titled, "Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration" and will launch at Buckingham Palace sometime in August. According to the palace, the collection will explore "the ways in which diamonds have been used and worn by British monarchs over the last two centuries."

Items will include Queen Victoria's Coronation necklace and earrings. Note: Queen Victoria is the only monarch to rule longer than Queen Elizabeth II. Other valuable pieces include a rare 23.6-carat pink diamond that was discovered by a geologist in 1947 and later presented to the Queen for her wedding to Prince Philip that same year.

We wonder what other surprises will be included in this sparkling exhibit.

Meanwhile, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee will take place on June 5.

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