British Crown Jewels

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The famous picture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with their daughter Victoria on her wedding day, 25 January 1858. The Queen is blurry because she couldn't stop shaking from the anxiety of her daughter leaving home.

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Jacobin / Darwin’s Pigeons, in All Their Genetic Variety - Photographs - NYTimes.com

Darwin’s Pigeons, in All Their Genetic Variety

Jacobin / Darwin’s Pigeons, in All Their Genetic Variety - Photographs - NYTimes.com

Queen Marys Crown. 1911. Silver, gold, diamonds, quartz crystal, velvet and ermine. Acquirer: Queen Mary, consort of King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1867-1953). Provenance: Commissioned by Queen Mary, consort of King George V, from the Crown Jewellers, Garrard & Co., for the coronation on 22 June 1911.

Garrard & Co - Queen Marys Crown

The crown is composed of a silver frame, lined with gold, and set with 2,200 diamonds, mainly brilliant-cut, with some rose-cut. The crown has an openwork band, set at the front with a detachable rock crystal replica of the diamond, Cullinan IV, a large cushion-shaped stone, and a frieze of quatrefoils and rosettes, each with a large brilliant in the centre, surrounded by smaller stones, between borders composed of single rows of brilliants. Above the band are four crosses-pattée and four…

The Connaught Diamond Tiara | The Court Jeweller

The Connaught Diamond Tiara

Princess Madeleine wears the Connaught Diamond Tiara (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Delicate, antique, and sentimental: the diamond drop tiara of the Swedish royal family has to be one of the most lovely tiaras in a royal collection today. The tiara came to Sweden in 1905 with the country’s new princess, Margaret of Connaught, and has been worn by women in each generation since. Image: The Grand Ladies Site Margaret received the tiara as a wedding present from her parents, the…

Queen Elizabeth II, wearing Queen Alexandra's diamond kokoshnick tiara & amethysts.

Queen Elizabeth II, wearing Queen Alexandra's diamond kokoshnick tiara & amethysts.

Baroness Bruntisfield wearing the Bruntisfield Tiara, United Kingdom (pearls…

Tania (née Kolin), Lady Bruntisfield - National Portrait Gallery

Baroness Bruntisfield wearing the Bruntisfield Tiara, United Kingdom (pearls…

The Emerald Tassel Parure - a matching set of earrings, a necklace, bracelet and a ring - was given to the Queen by a wealthy foreign monarch

The Queen's glorious necklaces all have fascinating stories to tell

Her Majesty’s necklace collection is among the finest in the world - and she is rarely seen without diamonds or gemstones decorating her decolletage.

A necklace worn by Princess Diana once on June 3, 1997, created by Asprey & Garrard, jewelers to the Royal Family, is to be auctioned at Guernsey's Auction House on December 16, 1999. The necklace with matching ear rings, known as the Swan Lake Suite, has 164 marquis and brilliant cut diamonds with five large South Sea pearls, the starting bidding is half a million dollars.

Sandra Paul modelling a lapis turquoise diamond necklace with...

Sandra Paul modelling a lapis turquoise diamond necklace with matching ring, ear-clips and pendant at the opening of jewellery designer David Morris' showroom in Mayfair, 21st May 1969. The set is...

Princess Victoria (Toria), daughter of King Edward VII

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Alice Sedgwick, Lady Ludlow, wearing the Ludlow Tiara, United Kingdom…

Alice Sedgwick (née Mankiewicz), Lady Ludlow - National Portrait Gallery

Alice Sedgwick, Lady Ludlow, wearing the Ludlow Tiara, United Kingdom…