Queen Victoria's Orange Blossom Parure, c1839. Materials: Gold, white porcelain. Prince Albert gave this to Queen Victoria as a anniversary gift. He had it custom made for her and added additional pieces over the following years. Victoria always wore the tiara on her wedding anniversary even after his death. The box is inscribed “Sent to me/ by dear Albert/ from Wiesbaden/ Novr. 1839.″

Queen Victoria's Orange Blossom Parure, c1839. Materials: Gold, white porcelain. Prince Albert gave this to Queen Victoria as a anniversary gift. He had it custom made for her and added additional pieces over the following years. Victoria always wore the tiara on her wedding anniversary even after his death. The box is inscribed “Sent to me/ by dear Albert/ from Wiesbaden/ Novr. 1839.″

Bracelet with miniatures of Princess Victoria, Prince Albert Edward, Princess Alice, Prince Edward, Princess Helena and Princess Louise, all children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. 1845 Note: This was presented to the Queen for her birthday by Prince Albert, who designed the piece himself

Bracelet with miniatures of Princess Victoria, Prince Albert Edward, Princess Alice, Prince Edward, Princess Helena and Princess Louise, all children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. 1845 Note: This was presented to the Queen for her birthday by Prince Albert, who designed the piece himself

Prince Albert gave this to Queen Victoria as a anniversary gift. The little oranges symbolize their children. He had it custom made for her and added the additional pieces over the following years. Victoria always wore the tiara on her wedding anniversary even after his death.

Prince Albert gave this to Queen Victoria as a anniversary gift. The little oranges symbolize their children. He had it custom made for her and added the additional pieces over the following years. Victoria always wore the tiara on her wedding anniversary even after his death.

Sapphire and diamond brooch given to Queen Victoria by Prince Albert   the day before their wedding, 1840. You see it occasionally on Queen Elizabeth.  [The Royal Collection Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]

Sapphire and diamond brooch given to Queen Victoria by Prince Albert the day before their wedding, 1840. You see it occasionally on Queen Elizabeth. [The Royal Collection Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]

The "Queen Victoria's Emerald and Diamond Tiara" was one of the most exquisitely crafted tiaras in her collection, and also one of her favorite pieces of jewelry, designed by her own husband, the Prince Consort, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in the Gothic style. by lesley

The "Queen Victoria's Emerald and Diamond Tiara" was one of the most exquisitely crafted tiaras in her collection, and also one of her favorite pieces of jewelry, designed by her own husband, the Prince Consort, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in the Gothic style. by lesley

The tiara was designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria, is set with sapphires and diamonds and can be seen in the portrait of the Queen by Winterhalter in 1842.

The tiara was designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria, is set with sapphires and diamonds and can be seen in the portrait of the Queen by Winterhalter in 1842.

As the longest reigning queen in the British Monarchy (63 years!), Queen Victoria had a remarkable jewelry collection with some of the world’s rarest and most expensive stones, including diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and pearls.  Amongst her collection, her emerald and diamond tiara was one of the most exquisite pieces in her collection.  Her husband, Prince Albert, designed it in the classic gothic revival style

As the longest reigning queen in the British Monarchy (63 years!), Queen Victoria had a remarkable jewelry collection with some of the world’s rarest and most expensive stones, including diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and pearls. Amongst her collection, her emerald and diamond tiara was one of the most exquisite pieces in her collection. Her husband, Prince Albert, designed it in the classic gothic revival style

Queen Victoria received an openwork gold brooch from her beloved Albert in 1843,  accompanied by the text “from Albert Feby, 1843”, on their third wedding anniversary

Queen Victoria received an openwork gold brooch from her beloved Albert in 1843, accompanied by the text “from Albert Feby, 1843”, on their third wedding anniversary

Orange blossom brooch, gold & white porcelain, 1839. One of the first gifts from Prince Albert to Victoria, this brooch takes the form of a sprig of orange blossom, a flower traditionally associated with betrothal. At the wedding the Queen wore sprays of real orange blossom in her hair and on her bodice.Prince Albert continued to give the Queen orange blossom jewellery, eventually creating a beautiful set, parts of which she always wore on their wedding anniversary.

Orange blossom brooch, gold & white porcelain, 1839. One of the first gifts from Prince Albert to Victoria, this brooch takes the form of a sprig of orange blossom, a flower traditionally associated with betrothal. At the wedding the Queen wore sprays of real orange blossom in her hair and on her bodice.Prince Albert continued to give the Queen orange blossom jewellery, eventually creating a beautiful set, parts of which she always wore on their wedding anniversary.

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