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

Queen Elizabeth I's pearl and ruby necklace. Historians say it's possible that the pearls may have belonged originally to her mother, Anne Boleyn.

Queen Elizabeth I's pearl and ruby necklace. Historians say it's likely that the pearls belonged originally to her mother, Anne Boleyn. (The famous 'B' necklace?

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

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

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.

Grand Duchess Vladimir's diamond circles, now owned by the British royal family. Surely one of the most iconic and beautiful tiaras. I always thought I preferred it with the pearls, but I saw a video of the Queen wearing it with the emeralds and it looked utterly amazing with the flash of vivid green amongst the diamonds.

A double image of the Vlad tiara with both pearls and emeralds, and the new Queen Elizabeth started to wear her grandmother's tiara when she went to see the Royal Film Performance of 'Beau Brummel' in My thanks to 'The Court Jeweller' for the info.

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

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