The day before Queen Victoria’s wedding, Prince Albert presented her with a large, oblong sapphire brooch set in gold and surrounded by 12 round diamonds. The piece, named Prince Albert’s Sapphire Brooch or Queen Victoria’s Wedding Brooch, was worn on her wedding day and frequently therea er until Albert’s death. In her will, the queen le a number of pieces to the Crown, including a pair of stud earrings, a diamond necklace and earrings set, and the Sapphire brooch. Queen Elizabeth II herself has o en been photographed wearing the stunning piece. The brooch was not the only piece of jewellery gi ed to Queen Victoria by her beloved Albert over the course of their marriage. An emerald and diamond tiara – created in 1845 by Joseph Kitching for £1,150 (Dh6,200) – was one of the more memorable items. Unlike the sapphire brooch, however, Victoria did not designate this piece to the Crown. Instead, it remains in the hands of her descendants.