"As I look ahead with a sense of hope and optimism to the year of my Platinum Jubilee, I am reminded of how much we can be thankful for." Her Majesty The Queen
It’s not every day that a British Monarch celebrates a Platinum Jubilee. In fact, it’s never actually happened before. This bank holiday weekend, we’ll join the nation in celebrating the seventy years of service Her Majesty The Queen has dedicated to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. Over the course of her reign, The Queen has carried out more than 21,000 engagements, giving Royal Assent to approximately 4,000 Acts of Parliament, and is the longest reigning Monarch in British History.
On Thursday 2nd June, the regimental flag will be trooped by more than 1200 officers and soldiers in a display on Horse Guards Parade, together with hundreds of Army musicians. With an impressive Flypast, the Royal Family will appear on the balcony as in previous years. Over 1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the UK in celebration of the Royal Jubilee, kicking off a full weekend of events and activities for the community.
With four days of celebrations, the team of craftsmen here at Grant Macdonald London wanted to do something to reflect on this unprecedented anniversary - and since rare metals are something we have a knack for, it felt right to do something inspired by platinum.
A new set of cufflinks has arrived just in time to celebrate the Jubilee weekend - an elegant pair featuring the commemorative mark that has been designed specifically to mark the occasion.
The special mark features an orb, reflecting the traditional fineness for platinum. Throughout 2022, we can use this mark on any pieces made of precious metals - and if you’re planning to dress up for the occasion, you can invest in this pair of beautiful cufflinks today. Made from sterling silver, hallmarked in London, and presented in a beautiful wooden gift box.
From everyone here at Grant Macdonald London, we wish you a very happy Jubilee weekend.