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Queen of diamonds: Together for the first time, the royal gems all cut from one legendary stone

A wedding present for Princess May of Teck (the future Queen Mary) from the ‘Girls of Great Britain and Ireland’, bought with money raised by a committee chaired by Lady Eve Greville in 1893. It could also be worn as a necklace. It was later known by Queen Elizabeth II as 'Granny's Tiara', given to her by her grandmother, Queen Mary

Mini sugar skull brooch with two shiny hearts inside his eyes

I can covet this all I like but I'm never going to get it - it's a 17th century ring in the Artistic Legacies gallery at National Museum of Scotland! Sooo cool!


1792. This mourning ring was made to commemorate the death of a child, whose brief life is symbolised by the drooping rosebud on the left-hand side of the plant. According to the inscription, the child was called Butterfield Harrison and died on 14 March 1792 aged 2 years 9 months and 14 days. Although black is the colour most usually associated with mourning, white was used for children and sometimes for the unmarried.