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.
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.″
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.
The "Queen Victoria's Emerald and Diamond Tiara" was one of the most exquisitely crafted tiaras in her collection, and also one of her favorite pieces of jewelry, designed by her own husband, the Prince Consort, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in the Gothic style. by lesley
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