1838: Queen Victoria’s Coronation Ring

“The royal goldsmiths made the ring for the wrong finger of the Queen, thinking it should go on the little finger. Unfortunately the Archbishop forced it on her ring finger and Queen Victoria had to soak her hand in iced water after the ceremony”

- Royal Collection

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    moomsie

    I would imagine it was ruby rather than tourmaline; greater value although I suspect the actual value would be priceless…

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