Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mastery of Design: A Bracelet Commemorating the Marriage of King George V and Queen Mary, 1893

Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Made in 1893 to commemorate the marriage of the future King George V to the future Queen Mary (on July 6, 1893), this handsome open loop bracelet terminates in jeweled letters V and M.  The "V" was meant to signify that George would be George V, and, the M for Mary is obvious.

The letters are surmounted by a pink tourmaline and blue sapphire respectively.

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