Why it’s good to be queen

September 25, 2018


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?

18 comments on “Why it’s good to be queen
  1. So lovely to look on these sparklers! As a girl I had a play tiara and was always on the lookout for beautiful ball gowns at the donation store. We played “dress up” and imagined ourselves in other lives…Some days that seems a fine skill. Dreaming and imagining richer realities brings brighter futures. We could all use more of that…☀️

  2. Shari E says:

    So much fun. If you love royal jewels, be sure to check out the crown jewels at Tower of London. They are well lit and pretty spectacular too!

  3. Melissa says:

    Beautiful! I think the difficulties of the job though would make the draw of the jewels much less important. 🙂 They are definitely beautiful and something I would love to see in person one day!

  4. Diane says:

    Oh, the stories they could tell! Love it!

  5. Nina Nichols says:

    Those are beautiful! I think being a queen is both a privilege and a responsibility. Meanwhile, I will be a queen first in our house. 🙂

  6. Nathan says:

    INteresting set of jewelry back in the day these must have been somethign to treasure. These days kids are not much into gold they prefer their cellphones hahhaa

  7. Blair Villanueva says:

    They are magnificently gorgeous. Are they available for public viewing?!

  8. Mommy Sigrid says:

    I got so excited looking at these jewelry pieces. I love jewelry, especially royal designs. Well, I know we can’t wear them regularly, but it’s nice look at them 😀 Maybe I can wear them for a little while and feel like a queen, too. hihi

  9. Elizabeth O says:

    Wow there is truly some gorgeous jewellery here. I bet it would be an amazing feeling to wear them. I’d love to feel like a queen for the day!

  10. I haven’t been to the V&A museum in years! I think jewelry looks lovely on females. However, as a male, I can’t stand the feeling next to my skin – it makes me feel claustrophobic!

  11. Omg I can’t even begin to imagine what it’d be like to wear one of these! They’re all so beautiful and probably worth more than my hometown. They’re all so beautiful and if I had to pick a favorite, I would say the first gold tiara. I love the color and the stones! SO pretty!!

  12. Jennifer L says:

    Omg those jewelry pieces are just stunning. It’s amazing the gems they had made into these works of art.I’m sure they weigh a ton too.

  13. Abira Nasir says:

    It is always a fun to watching ancient things. These pieces of jewelry are breathtakingly beautiful. I just love that blue neckless set, it is gorgeous.

  14. being a queen is a great responsibility… but for those jewels I think I’d try 🙂

  15. Becca Wilson says:

    All of this jewelry is so very beautiful. I would love to have some of this in my own collection. It looks timeless.

  16. katrina Ellen says:

    Very nice jewelry fit for a queen of course. I am loving all the different color jewels!

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