Queen Victoria Crown
Royal Jewels on Display
There is a fascinating new exhibition at Kensington Palace showcasing the jewelry that belonged to Queen Victoria and her granddaughter, Princess Louise. The highlight of the “Victoria Revealed” exhibit is a diamond and emerald tiara given to Victoria by her doting and beloved husband, Prince Albert. If you find yourself in London this year, be sure to see it.
Fun facts about The Victoria Tiaras:
- The diamond and emerald tiara was designed by Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert. In fact, he designed several other tiaras for her. She praised his good taste in her journal.
- This is the only tiara designed for a queen by her consort.
- Until now, the diamond and emerald tiara hasn't been seen in public since 1960.
- Diamonds in the Fife tiara are set using invisible settings, a breakthrough at the time.
- Another diamond tiara in the exhibition, the kokoshnik tiara is designed to also be worn as a necklace.
- Important Royal Tiaras like these are rare because they were often dismantled to make more modern pieces of jewelry.