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The Strawberry Leaf Ruby Diamond Coronet

This ruby and diamond coronet pattern head ornament consisting of 14 lozenge-shaped clusters & 13 strawberry leaves with ruby and diamond band was part of a suite with necklace, brooch and earrings. The ruby parure, which included this tiara, was a present from Queen Victoria of Great Britain, to her daughter Princess Beatrice on her marriage to Prince Henry of Battenberg on 23 July 1885. The evolution of this suite illustrates Prince Albert's involvement in the evolution of Queen Victoria's jewels.

In 1844, Joseph Kitching's firm did some work for Queen Victoria, altering two existing diamond and ruby brooches, supplying additional rubies and charging £52.

More interestingly, at the same time, a ruby and diamond bandeau was provided for £594.
In 1848, Garrard began work on a necklace, mounting eight large rubies in diamond surrounds for £413.15s. It appears as this necklace was reset in April 1849 with eleven additional rubies, all bordered with diamonds. More diamonds were added to this piece shortly thereafter and a brooch and earrings were made as well. The cost for this work was £1,400.

Queen Victoria's Journal entry for 30 July 1849 reads "Much pleased with a beautiful necklace, earrings & a brooch of rubies & diamonds, which dearest Albert had arranged for me, out of stones of own, with the addition of new ones I purchased with money inherited from Aunt Augusta and Aunt Sophia. The parure is really beautiful, & Albert has such wonderful taste..."

An entry in Garrard's Royal Ledger appears to indicate that Kitching's ruby and diamond bandeau was remodelled in 1860:
"Remounting Ruby and Diamond and head Ornament, addition of Strawberry leaves, scrolls and Ruby between".
To facilitate this reworking, Garrard's "supplied two additional large brilliants, 727 smaller ones, forty-six rose diamonds, seven large rubies and thirty smaller specimens, charging £1,115 for the whole." 
Shirley Bury states that it is reasonable to infer "that Albert was responsible for "arranging" this tiara to match the set of 1849 and that the Queen regarded it as his design, treat(ing) it as integral to the parure."

As is well-known, the Queen did not wear coloured jewellery after the Prince Consort's death for ten years. At Princess Louise's March 1871 wedding, the Queen wore her  "ruby and diamond Tiara and my Parure to match."  It was a fitting return for one of Queen Victoria's favourite jewels.

Princess Beatrice of Battenberg made it larger and higher by mirroring the design in a gallery of diamonds below.
From Beatrice, it passed to her son the Marquess of Carisbrooke and was worn by his wife as depicted in the portrait. It is rumoured that the Princess did not like the rubies and requested that they be painted to resemble diamonds.

Thank you Laura for this great update!


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Garrard listed five tiaras in her inventory:
-A ruby lasque and pearl tiara with enamel portraits at the back (Left to the Duchess of Albany).

-A diadem of 15 points, each point composed of a pearl between 2 emeralds set in gold wire, between each point a large lask diamond surrounded by 7 others rather smaller; the diadem set on a band of lask Diamonds. (Given to Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, 12 March 1879)

-A ruby and diamond coronet pattern head ornament consisting of 14 lozenge-shaped clusters & 13 strawberry leaves with ruby and diamond band - part of a suite with necklace, brooch and earrings (Given to Princess Beatrice on her marriage 23 July 1885).

-A turquoise and diamond tiara made by Garrard 185 , part of a suite with necklace, earrings and brooch (given to Princess Helena on her wedding day 5 July 1885).

Sources: Geoffrey Munn, Tiaras - A History of Splendour; Shirley Bury, Jewellery: The International Era 1789-1910 Volume I 1789-1861 ;Tiara bearbeitet:Uwe Ripka

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