Queen Victoria’s long reign is still in the memories of many. The jewels she gifted are definitely going to be the center of attention when presented to the auction in early November. (Nov.5)
The Independent auction house Cheffins will auction pieces of jewelry the queen gifted to her goddaughters.
Queen Victoria reigned as queen of Britain and Ireland between 1837 and 1901.
One of the Queen’s good friends was Charlotte Anne Thyne. She was married to the Duke of Buccleuch in 18329 and had a daughter, Victoria Alexandria Montagu Douglas Scott, Queen Victoria’s goddaughter.
The Queen gifted Lady Victoria Scott, a locket set with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds during her wedding with Henry Kerr in 1865.
The gifts are now set to be auctioned and have a pre-sale estimate of between $3,900 to $6,600.
The Queen also gifted a 19th century pearl pendant to Victoria Alexandria Alberta Kerr, Lady Victoria Scott’s daughter. It is also available for sale with an estimated price of about $5,300 to $7900.
Also available for the auction is the portrait miniature of Charlotte Thyne, whose estimated price is between $800 to $1100.