The Mystery Amethyst Tiara of Queen Alexandra ~ Princess of Denmark & Queen of Great Britain, wife of Edward VII (1901-1910. The tiara is deocrated with 5 hexagonal amethysts, 13 old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 8.50 carats, 69 old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 10.00 carats and numerous smaller old-mine and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.00 carats. It is mounted in silver and gold and 17 inches. (View 2)
- Gem Gallery - Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. 96-carat amethyst surrounded by diamonds. The mounting has a platinum top and yellow gold undercarriage. The amethyst is probably from Brazil and exhibits a deep rich purple color. Platinum and diamonds were often used, and amethyst, a favorite stone of King Edward VIIs wife, Alexandra, was often included in jewelry of the era. The brooch was donated to the Smithsonian by Mrs. George M. Morris in 1973.
Queen of diamonds: Together for the first time, the royal gems all cut from one legendary stone
Cullinan diamond VI and VII brooch: Many pieces of Royal jewellery were created to be versatile. As well as the brooch, the 11.5 carat Cullinan VI has been used in a number of pieces including a diadem.