Queen Victoria’s Bow Brooches

queen victoria's bow brooches
(public domain)

Queen Victoria’s bow brooches were created in 1858 after Queen Victoria had been forced to hand over the jewels of her grandmother Queen Charlotte to her uncle, the King of Hanover.

The stones already belonged to Queen Victoria, 497 brilliant and nine roses. Queen Victoria left the brooches as heirlooms to the Crown.

The brooches were worn by Queen Alexandra at her coronation in 1902 in a vertical row, as did Queen Mary in 1911. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and her daughter Queen Elizabeth II usually wore them singly.1

  1. The Queen’s Diamonds by Hugh Roberts p.60

About Moniek Bloks 2728 Articles
My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women's amazing stories.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.