Queen Victoria’s engagement ring


Queen Victoria (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) had a rather unusual engagement ring by today’s standards, though the serpent was an ancient Roman symbol for everlasting love and so-called ouroboros rings were very popular in the Victorian era. The serpent in Queen Victoria’s ring had ruby eyes, a diamond mouth and an emerald (Victoria’s birthstone – birthstone engagement rings were more common than diamond rings in those days) in the centre. Prince Albert designed it and Victoria was buried wearing it.

Queen Victoria:

  • had to propose to Albert because she was a Queen at the time
  • made wearing white wedding dresses ‘a thing’
  • was the first Queen to live at Buckingham Palace
  • was barely five feet tall
  • was only 18 when she became Queen
  • survived multiple attempts to assassinate her (one man attempted to assassinate her EIGHT times)
  • was the first member of the royal family to ride on a train
  • popularised the Christmas tree

While trying to find out more information about Queen Victoria’s engagement ring, I found some interesting information about royal engagement rings on this page

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

5 thoughts

  1. Do not like a snake as an engagement ring!! I like Princess Eugenie’s ring and Zara Philip’s ring the best here!! xx

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  2. You always share such fun stuff! I always click eagerly on your posted items when the appear in my inbox. Thanks as always!

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