|Badge of the Order of Victoria & Albert|
Sardonyx with Diamonds, Silver, Enamel, Rubies
The Royal Collection
The cameo of sardonyx was created in 1862 by Tommaso Saulini, and Italian artist known for his exquisite cameo work. The frame, made in 1864, features a row of small diamonds around the cameo which is surrounded by a border of twenty-one very large brilliant cuts. The frame is surmounted by a diamond-set suspension loop atop a royal crown of red enamel set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
This piece retains the original ribbon from which Queen Alexandra wore it on her wedding day.