The Queen has inherited a substantial amount of jewellery and has had created her own works. She loves precious stones of all kinds and admires well crafted work, regardless of which world it comes from. She is seldom seen without wearing several pieces of jewellery, often from head to ankle (Eileen thinks ankle bracelets an affectation so doesn’t bother). The Queen doesn’t have a favourite stone but her preferred setting is gold, as she considers silver a little on the “cold” side. Eileen prefers silver, thinking it sets off the darker stones better. Jennifer would have a fit if she knew how much jewellery her mother possesses. The majority of it is in Eileen’s old Palace quarters still but the fairy godmother did take with her some of her favourite pieces and Derek was told these were payment for her old job. Eileen has had them insured and has to pay a reasonable premium. She has also cursed the jewels. Anyone stealing them will become a poisonous toad (apt punishment in Eileen’s view).
The Queen’s preferred jewellery items are bracelets and rings. She tends to wear tiaras as her main headgear, saving the heavy State Crown for only the most formal occasions. She has had designed for her a range of wonderfully coloured scarves with precious stones sewn into them, some along the edge, some as a pattern of clusters. She never goes anywhere without wearing at least six different pieces. Each and every jewellery item is catalogued and comes with an inbuilt curse, the best theft deterrent or so the monarch believes. Her jewellers are a family firm of goblins, whose identity is officially kept secret for their sake, though it is widely believed every single goblin knows who they are and the rest of the realm can make a good guess! Having said that traditionally not naming this family remains. Nobody wants to upset the Queen by changing that. Even Eileen doesn’t (though she does it more out of respect for the goblins concerned!)