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The Devonshire Tiara, circa 1893-1897, English: diamonds mounted in silver and gold. This tiara was made for the wife of the 8th Duke of Devonshire, Countess Louise von Alten. She was known as the 'Double Duchess' as she had previously been married to the Duke of Manchester. The tiara is designed as a graduated row of thirteen scrolled palmette motifs, alternating with lotus motifs. These can be removed and worn as individual brooches and other ornaments.

This is the locket ring of Queen Elizabeth I. It was removed from her finger at her death on 3-34-1603. It is mother-of-pearl. The band is set in rubies, the "E" contains 6 diamonds set in a blue enamel "R". A pearl is also seen. The hinge opens to reveal an enamel portrait of the queen c. 1575, Also that of an unnamed woman. The costume of the woman suggests it may be Edwardian and that of her mother, Anne Boleyn.

This is the ring of Queen Elizabeth I opened at the hinge to reveal an enameled portrait of her ca. 1575 and that of an unnamed woman dressed in Edwardian clothing. It may be her mother, Anne Boleyn.

Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, had their first daughter’s milk tooth made into a brooch shaped like a thistle. It was just one piece in Victoria’s large collection of enamel jewelry made from human and animal teeth.