Queen Victoria's Jewellery
The Jewel Room displays commissioned gems for Queen Victoria by her beloved husband Albert.
Comprising a magnificent diamond and emerald tiara, emerald necklace, earrings and brooch, this matching suite of jewels showcases both the exquisite workmanship of 19th-century goldsmiths, and Prince Albert’s own flair for design. The collection constitutes the only known example of a tiara design by a consort for his Queen.
Prince Albert's dazzling gift to Victoria
Presented to Victoria in 1845, the diadem was created to complement a necklace formed of nine oval emerald clusters, each set within a border of cushion-shaped diamonds.
The accompanying pendant earrings and an impressive 20ct emerald and diamond brooch, both of which were also gifts from Albert, were worn by Victoria for her son Prince Alfred’s christening as well as portraits by Franz Xavier Winterhalter in 1846 and 1859.
Preparing tiaras for display
Hear from our Preventative Conservation Manager, who worked with the Crown Jeweller to prepare each of the pieces for display.
Choose from our stunning collection of jewellery, including pieces inspired by the palaces and the people who lived in them. These beautiful collections include necklaces, rings, earrings, charm bracelets, bangles and pendants.
These official gifts and souvenirs are all inspired by Kensington Palace's rich royal stories, past and present.
In our home section you will find stylish lifestyle home accessories and furnishings, including cushions, tapestries, ornaments and much more which will add those finishing touches to make your room complete.