The end of Georgian period came with the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837. Just 18 when she took the throne, over the next 64 years she became known for both her sense of fashion and for being beloved by her subjects.
While Victorian England calls to mind images of frail, fainting women, stern men and traditional values - it was an energetic time, rife with cultural change. The Museum's victorian jewelry collection reflects the creative energy from 1837 through 1901.
Of special note:
Snakes, cameos, emeralds and birthstone based engagement rings came into vogue.