King George III tiara/ The diamond fringe tiara – a gradual cirle of verticle rown of diamonds was made in 1830 as a necklace from brilliant cut stones that belonged to King George III. Queen Victoria wore it as a tiara on an official visit to the opera in 1839. It was inherited by Queen Mary when she became Queen Consort in 1910, and she in turn gave it to her daughter in law, the new Queen in 1937. Queen Elizabeth The Queen mother loaned it to her daughter Princess Elizabeth as…
A Victorian 'Alliance Flag’ brooch, by John Linnit, circa 1855. Silver, gold, rubies, sapphires, diamonds, emeralds, enamel. Presented to Queen Victoria from Prince Albert at Christmas, 1855. As a personal gift from Prince Albert, it was one of a select group of jewels specified by Queen Victoria in her will to be left to the Crown.
Jenny Lind 1848. Jenny, known as the "Swedish nightingale" was the most popular singer in America by 1854. As a child she liked to sing to her cat. She was discovered when a servant for the Royal Opera passed by the window and heard her singing to the cat.
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Tiara set with pearls cameos for Hortense de Beauharnais, Queen of Holland, who gave it to her niece Josephine of Leuchtenberg on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Oscar of Sweden, the future King Oscar. (Swedish Royal Collection) Hortense Eugénie Cécile Bonaparte was the stepdaughter of Emperor Napoleon I, being the daughter of his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.