British Royal Jewels: The Teck Crescent Tiara, c.1866. This diamond diadem, featuring three wild roses separated by 20 crescent shapes, was assembled by Mary Adelaide from various jewels she inherited from her aunt, Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester.

British Royal Jewels: The Teck Crescent Tiara, c.1866. This diamond diadem, featuring three wild roses separated by 20 crescent shapes, was assembled by Mary Adelaide from various jewels she inherited from her aunt, Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester.

Queen Victoria's miniature crown measures just 3.5" across by 4" high, but contains an astonishing 1,200 diamonds.  Made by Garrard, designed to be worn over the veil Victoria adopted following the death of Prince Albert.

Queen Victoria's miniature crown measures just 3.5" across by 4" high, but contains an astonishing 1,200 diamonds. Made by Garrard, designed to be worn over the veil Victoria adopted following the death of Prince Albert.

Queen Marie-Amélie's Sapphire, Diamond, and Pearl Tiara and Parure, France (1830; made by Bapst; sapphires, pearls, diamonds). Came from Hortense de Beauharnais; may have belonged to her mother, Empress Josephine. Hortense sold them to King Louis-Philippe. His wife Queen Marie Amelie (Marie Antoinette's niece) remodeled them. Now in the Louvre.

Queen Marie-Amélie's Sapphire, Diamond, and Pearl Tiara and Parure, France (1830; made by Bapst; sapphires, pearls, diamonds). Came from Hortense de Beauharnais; may have belonged to her mother, Empress Josephine. Hortense sold them to King Louis-Philippe. His wife Queen Marie Amelie (Marie Antoinette's niece) remodeled them. Now in the Louvre.

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