Queen Victoria’s Emerald and Diamond Tiara

The Oriental CircletQueen Victoria had a remarkable large collection of jewelry set with some of the most expensive of jewels in the world such emeralds, rubies, diamonds, sapphires and pearls.  Being the longest reigning queen of 63 years in the British Monarchy she has attained the most beautiful jewelry and some of the most magnificant tiaras.  Amongst all her jewels, it is said that Queen Victoria's Emerald and Diamond Tiara" was one her most esquisite tiaras in her collection.  Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg/ Gotha designed the tiara for his wife showing off his creative talents.  It was designed in classical gothic revival style.   Some of the most prominent Gothic features on the Tiara are the curved diamond mounted structures and emerald and diamond mounted spikes.  The cabochon emeralds have a vesica piscis shape which is another classic Gothic style.  The tiara is made of brilliant cut diamonds, rectangular and square cut emeralds, and square and cabochon cut sapphires.  Prince Albert not only designed the "Queen Victoria Emerald and diamond Tiara" but also designed many other tiaras worn by his wife Queen Victoria.  The Oriental circlet was also designed by Albert and set with opals which were Prince Albert's favorite stone.  The tiara was later altered by Queen Alexandra and reset with rubies that were presented to Victoria in 1876.

 Queen Victoria and son, Prince Albert and the Duke of Wellington

Queen Victoria and son, Prince Albert and the Duke of Wellington

Queen Victoria's Crowns
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria's Emerald and Diamond Tiara

Emerald Victoria Tiara  Queen Victoria's Emerald and Diamond Tiara

Queen Victoria

 Queen Victoria With a Crown worn around a bun of her hair

Queen Victoria's Crowns

QueenVictoria Queen Victoria's Many Tiaras

Queen Victoria's Crowns

 Queen Victoria's Emerald and Diamond Tiara

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