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Queen Victoria’s 1840 sapphire coronet to go on public display at V&A museum

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The soon-to-be-displayed coronet appears to have gone through a series of transmission from one place to another, as it passed out from the royal family in the 20th century into private hands. It was reportedly saved from exports in 2017 when the V&A acquired it through William and Judith.

As famous and iconic as the coronet stands for, Richard Edgcumbe, senior curator of the museum’s jewelry collection described the coronet, saying, “The story is fantastic, but even if it was not the Queen’s, it would be a remarkable piece of work because it is so beautifully made. It is not a great fender of a thing, it is delicate. It flows through your hands like a piece of silk.”

He further added that the display of the coronet, ‘will rapidly become an icon for the V&A museum’. On the day of display of the coronet will also mark the first time the gallery will go on permanent public display since its opening in 2008.

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