Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik Tiara
Alexandra of Denmark

Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara

Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara is “formed of 61 graduated bars, rising to the centre and pavé -set with 488 brilliants.” The Kokoshnik Tiara was modelled after the traditional form of a Russian girl’s headdress, and this version was given to the then Princess of Wales for her 25th wedding anniversary in 1888 by the “Ladies [read more]

queen alexandra collet necklace
Alexandra of Denmark

Queen Alexandra’s Collet Necklace

Queen Alexandra’s Collet Necklace consists of “31 graduated brilliants (five detachable) in cut-down collet settings.” The necklace and a matching pair of earrings made of large old-cut Golconda diamonds were given to the then Princess Alexandra of Denmark upon her marriage to the future King Edward VII by the City of London. Alexandra wore the [read more]

queen alexandra wedding brooch
Alexandra of Denmark

Queen Alexandra’s Wedding Brooch

Queen Alexandra’s Wedding Brooch consists of a “bow-centred oval outline, set with one large and two smaller pearls encircled with brilliant, the outer border with 20 brilliant in pierced collet claw settings, and suspending three detachable brilliant and pave-set baroque pearls; the central bouton pearl framed by 14 brilliants also detachable.” Embed from Getty Images [read more]

Queen Victoria's Bracelet
Royal Jewels

Queen Victoria’s Bracelet

Queen Victoria’s bracelet is “composed of five square foliage-pattern sections, partly pave-set, the larger brilliants in open-back collets; with later extension.” The bracelet was probably delivered to Queen Victoria in 1838 if it is the “bracelet band of 5 rows” mentioned in the records. It was part of several pieces she had made from inherited [read more]