Rhinestone Rococo: Inexpensive Modern Jewelry for Historical Costumes
Alexandra of Denmark Princess of Wales, later Queen consort of the United Kingdom, circa 1881. She was famous for all of her jewelry. She would wear 4 0r 5 necklaces at once, pin brooches to every spare inch of her dress & crown it all with a tiara! 18th c. diamonds were usually set in silver-topped gold to enhance the icy glitter of small rose cuts & Edwardians preferred silvery platinum #Pirate Jewels!
During the opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympics. Queen Elizabeth II wore 'The King William IV' Brooch. Also referred as Queen Adelaide Brooch, it was given to her in 1948, the last time London hosted the Olympics and four years before her accession to the throne.