We're pleased to share a miniature imperial and state crown replica dating back to the 19th century, The Small Diamond Crown of Queen Victoria.
Created in 1870 by Garrard at the request of Queen Victoria, this original was worn to wear over her widow's cap, following the death of her husband, Prince Albert. The crown had more than 1100 diamonds, some of which came from the chaine de corsage that originally accompanied the diamond fringe brooch. This diminutive crown measures at 10 centimeters in diameter.
Currently, this piece of history is on public display and is one of the crown jewels at Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress Tower of London.
Item Type: Hairwear
Metals Type: Zinc Alloy
Fine or Fashion: Fashion
Clean crown with a micro-fiber cloth with a light detergent
Public Domain Image: Alexander Bassano, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons