Tuesday’s Royal Trinket: Queen Victoria’s Emerald and Ruby Ring

© Royal Collection Trust

Queen Victoria’s very first ring was this charming gold ring. The small ring is in the style of a flower; the Victorians were fond of flowers. The flower shape is set with five small emeralds and one tiny ruby.

Unlike her engagement ring, Queen Victoria was not buried with this ring. Instead, she left explicit instructions that after her death the ring should be placed in the “Albert Room,” the room Prince Albert had died in at Windsor Castle. Her instructions also said that the ring should not be passed on in the family. Thanks to her wishes, the ring exists today because it wasn’t inherited (and risked a disappearance from a potential sale down the line) and remains a part of the Royal Collection Trust.

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