Assistant Curator at the Tower of London, Anna Keay, holds the century crown of Margaret of York. The crown left England in 1468 and is one of only two English Medieval crowns that survived the Civil War and is now kept in Aachen Cathedral in Germany
STAR SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDENT NECKLACE The pear-shaped cabochon sapphire weighing approximately 250 carats showing a six-rayed star encased within a series of pavé-set diamond stylised star motifs to the sapphire bead necklace, cm long
Beautiful pictures of Queen Elizabeth I’s secret locket ring. It wasn’t discovered until her death that the ring opened up to reveal two portraits of her and her mother Queen Anne Boleyn. I love Anne Boleyn
A large diamond tiara belonging to the Thurn und Taxis family, known as the Empire Tiara. Designed as a series of large diamond clusters, some ontop of each other, others topped with honeysuckle motfis.
This tiara formerly belonged to Empress Joséphine, and is now owned by Van Cleef & Arpels. They loaned it to Princess Grace for the "Century Ball" in Monaco in 1966 along with the rest of the jewels she wore that evening.
The Darnley or Lennox Jewel It is said to have been commissioned by Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox for her husband Matthew Stewart, Earl of Lennox and Regent of Scotland, who fell in battle in 1571 all-things-tudor