18.104.22.168 | Message modified by user LauraM May 26, 2012, 8:12 pm
On page 43, Hugh Roberts writes that in her widowhood Queen Victoria ". . .almost invariably wore only diamonds or pearls, avoiding coloured stones..."
For Princess Louise's wedding on 21 Mar 1871, Queen Victoria wrote in her journal "I word a black satin dress trimmed with jet, on my head over my veil, my diamond & ruby Tiara & my Parure to match."
Can anyone provide details on this particular parure? I believe that it was a gift of Prince Albert as the Queen wore rubies and diamonds on such a momentous day in her daughter's life.
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