queen victoria's bow brooches
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Queen Victoria’s Bow Brooches

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 [read more]

Queen Victoria's Bracelet
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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]

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The Coronation Earrings

The coronation earrings were created for Queen Victoria to replace the earrings that she had been required to hand over to her uncle, the King of Hanover. Embed from Getty Images The drops, which were approximately 12 and 7 carats, were originally part of the Koh-i-nûr armlet. In 1858, they were taken from the Timur [read more]

Queen Victoria's Fringe Brooch
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Queen Victoria’s Fringe Brooch

Queen Victoria’s Fringe Brooch began its life after the remodelling of another diamond ornament. This was done in 1856, and Queen Victoria wore the brooch in her Winterhalter portrait in 1859. The diamonds most likely came from jewels presented to Queen Victoria by the Sultan of Turkey in gratitude for the British support during the [read more]

Queen Adelaide's Brooch
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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]