15th century crown of Margaret of York. Exhibition held in the Tower of London in celebration of the Queen's Golden Jubilee. 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.

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

Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the treasonous; and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII, upon Elizabeth's death in 1603, this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth, the other, of a woman many believe to be Anne.

“ Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the “treasonous” and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII, upon Elizabeth’s death in this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are.

A HIGHLY UNUSUAL 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, 40.0 cm long

Diamonds stars pendant, 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

Spider web tiara ~ Count Alexander.

Spider web tiara ~ Count Alexander>> this would be perfect for Jaenelle in The Black Jewels Trilogy!

The diamond tiara belonged to Grand Duchess Hilda (1864-1952), the daughter of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Schmidt Staub designed this tiara in 1906/1907. It was possibly made as a kokoshnik of garland style. These interconnecting bands are hanging eleven, graduated diamonds of a total of 15 ct. The largest of them weighs approximately 5 ct. Additionally, the tiara is set with 457 old cut and 225 single cut diamonds totaling approximately 75 ct and mounted in gold and plutinam.

The diamond tiara belonged to Grand Duchess Hilda the daughter of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Schmidt Staub designed this tiara in It was possibly made as a kokoshnik of garland style.

The secrets of this beautiful locket ring were not discovered until it was removed from Elizabeth I’s finger after she died in 1603. The mother-of-pearl ring with rubies in the band and diamonds on the facade was hiding two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth herself and the other believed to be her mother, Anne Boleyn, who was beheaded when Elizabeth was just two years old.

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

Tiara of Archduchess Margarethe Klementine Maria of Austria.

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.

The Diadem of Empress Josephine (1804) “Made for the coronation of Empress Josephine in December 1804. In 1887 the French Republic decided to hold a major sale of its treasures and this tiara was purchased by the New York firm of Van Cleef and Arpels, in whose possession it remains today.

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.

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna’s diamond and aquamarine kokoshnik tiara.

Aquamarine and diamond Kokoshnik tiara. The aquamarine and diamond kokoshnik tiara was made in It is said to have been the personal property of the Tsarina Alexandra.

The Darnley Jewel - Mary, Queen of Scots

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

Tortoiseshell haircomb, necklace, and earrings from Imperial Russia, Tzar Nicholas I. They were made c. 1830 - 1850

Tortoiseshell haircomb, necklace, and earrings from Imperial Russia, Tzar Nicholas I, made circa 1830 - 1850

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