There are probably many reasons someone wouldn’t want to be queen but tiaras have to be a major reason why it’s good to be queen. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is one of my favorites and I never tire of looking at the fabulous gems on display. Especially the amazing tiaras. Like this one, with cabochon rubies.
The jewelry isn’t the Queen’s, but it’s fit for a queen. In fact, the V&A has the most comprehensive jewelry display in the world: some 3,000 jewels that date back to ancient times and come forward to this century.
Another gorgeous tiara with a few other baubles that I only captured part of, because I was so in love with this tiara.
These pieces are definitely worthy of a queen. Still, I like the one above this image even more.
I’d love some big sapphires like this and I do mean BIG. They’re huge. I can’t even imagine what they must be worth. I love the way the second row seamlessly merges into the first. Beautiful design.
They aren’t as small as they look in the photo. Lighting is so dim in the museum that it’s hard to really capture the glory of these gems and no way to indicate the scale.
These signet rings are actually huge–the opening is almost as big as a small wrist. They say popes would carry or use these signets to stamp official documents.
I love this display so much I just had to share it with you. Do you have a favorite piece?