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#15. Queen Victoria's Sapphire Coronet
My request for your favorite tiaras sparked a right royal campaign for one piece in particular: commenter Faerieeva dutifully promoted a wee sapphire gem from Queen Victoria’s stash. Well, Your Faerieness, you win. (Hey, I told you this wasn't a scientific poll.)
Design was among the many progressive interests of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, and that interest extended right into his wife’s jewelry collection. As the Queen herself wrote, “Albert has such taste and arranges everything for me about my jewels.” He designed several pieces of jewelry for her over the years, including this petite sapphire and diamond tiara that I will dub Queen Victoria’s Sapphire Coronet.
those mini-crowns we associate with coronations.
|Princess Mary's wedding gift|
|Princess Mary, the Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood|
|The Countess of Harewood and Andrea Lascelles|
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Photos: V&A/Illustrated London News/Majesty/Geoffrey Munn