The V&A’s Gold and Chrysoprase Tiara

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Today’s tiara is not of royal provenance, but it’s not any less beautiful. It was made around 1835 in England.

The gold-stamped tiara is set with large chrysoprase gemstones. What’s unique about this headpiece is that it’s made by machine, instead of by hand. British Historian Dame Joan Evans donated it, along with other jewelry, to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Though this tiara was likely mass-produced, I still find it very appealing and unique. What do you think?


The Victoria and Albert Museum