King George IV loved beautiful things. It is said that Buckingham Palace and the Windsor Apartments still reflect his taste in art, furniture, and interior design. His passion for masterpieces of art also translated to a vast collection of beautiful jewelry, both acquired and custom made for him.

King George IV loved beautiful things. It is said that Buckingham Palace and the Windsor Apartments still reflect his taste in art, furniture, and interior design. His passion for masterpieces of art also translated to a vast collection of beautiful jewelry, both acquired and custom made for him.

Manchester Tiara.  Once owned by Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester in 1903.  Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Manchester Tiara. Once owned by Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester in 1903. Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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.

DIAMOND TIARA, CIRCA 1900 The central fleur-de-lys motif set en tremblant to a tiara composed of foliate and lanceolated motifs, set with cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 170mm, accompanied by a detachable tiara frame, inner circumference approximately 340mm.

DIAMOND TIARA, CIRCA 1900 The central fleur-de-lys motif set en tremblant to a tiara composed of foliate and lanceolated motifs, set with cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 170mm, accompanied by a detachable tiara frame, inner circumference approximately 340mm.

St Edwards Crown  This crown is the most important of all the crown jewels. It is with this crown that the monarch is crowned at the ceremony of the coronation.    The original crown was melted down during Oliver Cromwell’s rule. When the monarchy was restored on 29th May, 1660, new regalia had to be made before there could be a coronation.

St Edwards Crown This crown is the most important of all the crown jewels. It is with this crown that the monarch is crowned at the ceremony of the coronation. The original crown was melted down during Oliver Cromwell’s rule. When the monarchy was restored on 29th May, 1660, new regalia had to be made before there could be a coronation.

Queen Victoria Crown Jewels | Official and Historic Crowns of the World and their Locations

Queen Victoria Crown Jewels | Official and Historic Crowns of the World and their Locations

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