Queen Victoria's Orange Blossom Parure, c1839. Materials: Gold, white porcelain. Prince Albert gave this to Queen Victoria as a anniversary gift. He had it custom made for her and added additional pieces over the following years. Victoria always wore the tiara on her wedding anniversary even after his death. The box is inscribed “Sent to me/ by dear Albert/ from Wiesbaden/ Novr. 1839.″
The Prince Albert Sapphire Brooch is among the wealthiest pieces in Queen Elizabeth's Collection. It was originally given to her by the Queen Mother, who in turn, was given it by Queen Victoria. #AntiqueJewelry #RoyalJewels
A Victorian 'Alliance Flag’ brooch, by John Linnit, circa 1855. Silver, gold, rubies, sapphires, diamonds, emeralds, enamel. Presented to Queen Victoria from Prince Albert at Christmas, 1855. As a personal gift from Prince Albert, it was one of a select group of jewels specified by Queen Victoria in her will to be left to the Crown.
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Queen Victoria's liking for miniature portraits was served particularly well by this bracelet which was commissioned by Prince Albert. Presented on her twenty-sixth birthday in 1845, with the miniature of her eldest child, Victoria, the bracelet was subsequently added to with portraits of five further royal children as they reached the age of four.
Prince Albert's Sapphire Brooch, also known as Queen Victoria's Wedding Brooch. Prince Albert presented this large oblong sapphire set in gold and surrounded by 12 round diamonds to Queen Victoria on February 9, 1840 - the day before their wedding. She duly wore her present from "dearest Albert" on their wedding day and frequently afterwards, up until Albert's death.
Queen Victoria's miniature crown measures just 3.5" across by 4" high, but contains an astonishing 1,200 diamonds. Made by Garrard, designed to be worn over the veil Victoria adopted following the death of Prince Albert.
Victorian Diamond Coiled Snake Ring with Emerald Eyes
The snake motif has been employed for millennia and by countless cultures to represent the cycle of death and rebirth. Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a serpent ring set with an emerald upon their engagement, unintentionally sparking a snake jewelry craze that would last the entirety of her reign and into the modern day. This Victorian snake ring winds around and around the finger and sparkles with a .11ct diamond in its head and lush green emerald eyes. Materials: 18k yellow gold…
Sapphire and diamond brooch given to Queen Victoria by Prince Albert the day before their wedding, 1840. You see it occasionally on Queen Elizabeth. [The Royal Collection Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]