Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Tribute to Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria, whose reign defines the Victorian era, was born in 1819. She was crowned in 1837 and married her first cousin, Prince Albert, three years later. The couple had nine children before Albert died in 1861, throwing the queen into a long period of mourning. We often think of her as a somber woman, dressed in black, and who popularized mourning jewelry, still associated with Victorian times. Upon her own death in 1901, the era came to a close, but its history, traditions and beautifully detailed fashions, furniture, and of course jewelry live on. Won't you please join me in paying tribute to this special lady? God save the queen!