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The "Dresden Green" is a rare Type IIa (internally flawless) 41 carat natural green diamond, which probably originated in the Kollur mine in India. It was acquired by Augustus III of Poland from a Dutch merchant in 1742 at the Leipzig Fair. In 1768, the diamond was incorporated into an extremely valuable hat ornament, surrounded by two large and 411 medium-sized and small diamonds. This is the setting that the Dresden Green still appears in today.

Queen Victoria's Small Diamond Crown, 1870, R & S Garrard Credit line: The Royal Collection (c) 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Double cameo portrait of Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort engraved in onyx. First Class Badge of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert; oval onyx cameo with profile portrait of Victoria and Albert, in silver frame mounted with pastes, diamonds, emeralds and rubies.

Georgian Gold Crystal Enamel Mourning Ring Dated 1758

owned by Queen Margherita of Italy. Main stone (rectangular one) is 42 carats.

Diamond and sapphire tiara designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria. On loan to the V from the Earl and Countess of Harewood.

Considered to be the most celebrated diamond in the Iranian Crown Jewels and one of the oldest known to man...the 186-carat Darya-i-Nur.

Every girl needs a tiara.

Russian eagle brooch, worn by Catherine II on Alexander Roslin portrait.

The Manchester Tiara by Cartier ca. 1903. The Victoria & Albert Museum.

A German noble family in Westphalia owned this stunning emerald and diamond tiara, c. 1910. It was worn at an official dinner given by Kaiser Wilhelm II by an ancestor of the present owner (who recently sold it).