Ah, shiny baubles. Whether you’re ogling Jennifer Aniston’s eight-carat diamond (or, yannow, her fiancé’s abs) or just the sparkler on your own hand, there’s something about jewelry, isn’t there? Which is why Sabrina Jeffries’s latest heroine, diamond jeweler Isabella Cale, so caught our attention in the RT Top Pick! When the Rogue Returns. Sabrina’s here today to tell about the prettiest royal gems she covets.
Even though I gave the profession of diamond jeweler to my heroine in my second book in my Duke’s Men series, I’m not actually that fond of diamonds (I prefer colored gemstones). But it’s hard not to love this sweet little crown of Queen Victoria’s, which I first saw at the Tower of London’s crown jewels exhibit.
Victoria had it made because the larger crown was so heavy that it plagued her with headaches. She also wanted to wear it over her mourning veil, and, unlike colored stones, diamonds could be worn for mourning back then. Of course, “small” doesn’t mean quite the same thing to a Royal—this darling crown contains 1187 diamonds!