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William IV’s sovereign’s ring (left) and Queen Adelaide’s consort’s ring (right) - Rundell, Bridge, and Rundell, 1831.

Traditionally a new sovereign’s ring was slipped onto the finger of every British monarch during his/her coronation and became that monarch’s personal property; William IV’s ring has been used in every coronation since Edward VII’s in 1901 and has joined the rest of the imperial state regalia in the Tower of London.


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[10/10] Pieces of Jewellery - Queen Victoria’s Small Diamond Crown

This tiny diamond crown was made in 1870 for Queen Victoria. The frame is silver, laminated with gold and set with 1,187 diamonds. When her husband, Prince Albert, died unexpectedly in 1861, Victoria withdrew from public events for an extended period of time. She wore mourning clothes for the rest of her life, and could not bring herself to wear her jewels with brightly coloured stones any longer.

This small crown, barely 10cm across, was created to be suitable to wear during mourning and something that could be worn over her widow’s veil. She wore it for the first time for the opening of Parliament on February 9th, 1871. It became one of her most recognizable jewels, and was worn by her in countless photographs, paintings, sculptures and on coins. Upon her death in 1901, it was placed on her coffin while she lay in state as Osbourne.

It was inherited and worn by her daughter in law, Alexandra of Denmark. She also passed it to her daughter in law, Mary of Teck, upon her own death. Shortly after he became king, Mary’s son, George VI, had the crown added to the display of regalia at the Tower of London.

okay. so ito na to. bukas na ako magenroll sa clsu. YAY!!!! pero kinakabahan ako! di ko alam kung bakit. .

nandito kami ngayon ni mama sa bahay nina ate ching dito sa cubao. nasa 23rd floor itong condo nila kaya kita ang ganda ng city lights. pinatay ko na yung tv. bukod kay ate at bayaw,tanging fan, lrt, at busina ng mga bus nalang ang naririnig ko. oo, rinig dito yung tren at mga malalaking sasakyan kasi nakabukas yung bintana kasi sira yung aircon; para naman lumabas yung init.

i’m bored. iniintay ko nalang mag-2am. dalawang tatlong pa /wrist ayoko na matulog kasi mapuputol lang HAHA. sa bus nalang ako matutulog. gosh! 5 hours mula dito sa maynila hanggang sa munoz. imba. pagdating namin don bukas ng umaga, pagbaba ng bus pila agad ako for medical. 2:30 or 3 pa kasi yung alis dito ng bus. so mag-aalas otso na pagdating namin don; swak sa oras ng medical ko.

sana bukas makarating kami on time. wala nawang maging aberya sa biyahe tsaka sana matapos na akong makapag enroll bukas.  please, Papa God!!