Queen Victoria's miniature crown measures just 3.5" across by 4" high, but contains an astonishing 1,200 diamonds. Made by Garrard, designed to be worn over the veil Victoria adopted following the death of Prince Albert.
17th century embroidered jacket and painting. Victoria & Albert Museum, May 2003.This is the earliest known example of a textile shown in a painting where both the painting and the textile still exist. It slightly post-dates the Elizabethan period – the jacket was made in 1610 and altered in 1620. The sitter is Margaret Laton and the painting is attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger.