Today’s jewel is no stranger to you! Queen Victoria commissioned her diamond crown after the death of her beloved Prince Albert. Queen Victoria’s Small Diamond Crown was made in 1870 by the crown jeweler, Garrard & Co.
There are 1,187 brilliant-cut and rose-cut diamonds set in the silver, open-framed crown. Victoria often wore the crown with her widow’s cap. She wore it for formal events and for when she conducted audiences. So, in a way it became her every-day crown. After Victoria’s death, it was worn by Queen Alexandra, but the crown has remained synonymous with Queen Victoria.
The small crown is part of the Crown Jewels. Perhaps when this pandemic is over you can view it on display at the Tower of London.
Have a fabulous weekend!