Queen Victoria’s emerald and diamond tiara designed by Prince Albert in 1845.

The Tiara, featuring cushion-shaped diamonds, step-cut emeralds and 19 inverted pear-shaped emeralds, was designed by Prince Albert, along with the emerald necklace, earrings and brooch, and commissioned by jeweller Joseph Kitching for £1,150 before being presented to Queen Victoria in 1845, who wrote of a “lovely Diadem of diamonds and emeralds designed by my beloved Albert” and praised her husband’s “wonderful taste” in her journal.

Queen Victoria’s Emerald and Diamond Tiara designed by Prince Albert in 1845.