Crown Princess Victoria wearing the Baden Fringe Tiara.
The tiara is composed of 47 diamond rays and can also be worn as a necklace. It was originally owned by another Victoria - her great-great-grandmother, Princess Viktoria of Baden (the future Queen Victoria of Sweden). It was a wedding gift to Viktoria from her parents on the occasion of her 1881 marriage to Crown Prince Gustaf of Sweden (the future King Gustaf V).
The Swedish Queen Victoria left the tiara to the Bernadotte family foundation to ensure that it would stay within the family.
Crown Princess Märtha of Norways tiara, made for her as gift to the wedding 1929
Alexandra Feodorovna in the sapphire jewels given to her as an engagement gift by Nicholas’ parents in 1894.
In emeralds, 1907
The Dowager Empress in the diamond and pearl spike tiara.
Some of the many jewels that will go on display this summer at Buckingham Palace this summer.
Photos courtesy of Daily Mail
The King George IV State Diadem, was made in 1820 for the coronation of … well, King George IV. This huge and heavy diadem includes 1333 (!) diamonds and 169 pearls. The diadem was worn at the coronation of both Queen Victoria in 1838 and Queen Elizabeth II’s in 1953. Her Majesty wears the diadem every year for the State Opening of the Parliament.