Happy Birthday, Queen Elizabeth II: See Her Majesty's 12 Most Impressive Jewels

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On July 10, 1947 Elizabeth and Philip posed outside Buckingham Palace to announce their engagement. The Queen's clasped hands showed off her engagement ring, which was created using diamonds from a tiara that belonged to Prince Philip's mother.

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Becoming a princess overnight: it's something we've likely all dreamt about since childhood. But since the likelihood of us becoming the next Princess Grace or Duchess Kate is pretty low, we'll just have to settle with daydreaming about what we would do if we were suddenly royal. From the jewels to the gowns to the official portraits, being regal comes with tons of amazing—not to mention incredibly stylish—perks.

In honor of Queen Elizabeth's 88th birthday today, we're taking a look at her stunning personal jewelry collection—along with a couple of the most famous coronation crowns. Click through above to marvel at these incredible family heirlooms with us, and let us know what you'd wear if you became instant royalty!

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