Queen Adelaide's Brooch
Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Queen Adelaide’s Brooch

Queen Adelaide’s brooch was made as a clasp for a pearl necklace for Queen Adelaide (born of Saxe-Meiningen) on the orders of her husband, King William IV. The stones were taken from a jewelled badge of the Order of the Bath that used to belong to King George III. The order was completed in 1831, [read more]

Queen Adelaide's Fringe Necklace
Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Queen Adelaide’s Fringe Necklace

Queen Adelaide’s Fringe necklace has “sixty brilliant-set graduated bars, the central bars terminating in cushion-cut and pear-shaped stones, divided by 60 graduated brilliant-set spikes; an extra six small graduated bars and five spikes detached; tiara fittings removed.” It was created on the orders of King William IV, using diamonds removed from various items belonging to [read more]

Diamond diadem
Royal Jewels

The Diamond Diadem

The Diamond Diadem, also known as the King George IV State Diadem, is one of the British monarchy’s most recognisable pieces of jewellery. Embed from Getty Images It was ordered from the jeweller Rundell in 1820, and it was completed in May 1820. The design, probably made by their chief designer Philip Liebart, incorporates the [read more]

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Augusta Catherine Gordon-Lennox

Lady Augusta Catherine Gordon-Lennox – Lady, Countess and Princess

Lady Augusta Catherine Gordon-Lennox was born on 14 January 1827 at Goodwood House as the daughter of Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lady Caroline Paget. Through her father, she was a descendant of King Charles II of England and Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth. On 27 November 1851, Lady Auguste Catherine married [read more]