Circlet. 1853, England. Made from diamonds, rubies and gold this oriental circlet was a gift from Prince Albert to his beloved Queen Victoria. Albert had been impressed by the Indian jewels presented to the Queen at the Great Exhibition and so too wanted to impress her. He actively participated in the design of this stunning circlet. Victoria was duely delighted and wrote; “Albert has such taste & arranges everything for me about my jewels.”

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Posted January 29, 2012@ 9:47pm

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