"An ornament of gold, apparently intended to hang round the neck, found in Athelney, and now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The inscription on the side here represented, around the female figure holding flowers, is 'Aelfred me haet gewercan' (Alfred had me wrought). On the other side is a flower. The workmanship is in good style." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Alfred's Jewel

"An ornament of gold, apparently intended to hang round the neck, found in Athelney, and now in the…

"The crown made for the coronation of Queen Victoria, has its entire surface completely covered with jewels, its circlet, crosses, fleurs-de-lys, arches, and mound being alike in displaying varieties of the same precious constructive materials." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Crown

"The crown made for the coronation of Queen Victoria, has its entire surface completely covered with…

The diamond is cut to show the stone's brilliance, creating different parts to the cut: table, crown, girdle, pavilion, culet.

Diamond Cut

The diamond is cut to show the stone's brilliance, creating different parts to the cut: table, crown,…

Various types of square cut diamonds. Top row: Old square cut diamonds. Bottom row: English square cut diamonds.

Square Cut Diamonds

Various types of square cut diamonds. Top row: Old square cut diamonds. Bottom row: English square cut…

This illustration shows a Double Brilliant (sometimes called Lisbon) cut gem.

Double Brilliant Cut

This illustration shows a Double Brilliant (sometimes called Lisbon) cut gem.

Double zonal pelargonium, commonly know a jewel, has small pure scarlet flowers. These flowers resemble the blossom of a double hawthorn. The trusses are small and neat.

Truss and Single Flower of Double Zonal Pelargonium

Double zonal pelargonium, commonly know a jewel, has small pure scarlet flowers. These flowers resemble…

This is a metal polish work which reads "Jewel" witch a smaller font "HR" Badge at the bottom.

Metal Polish

This is a metal polish work which reads "Jewel" witch a smaller font "HR" Badge at the bottom.

The sceptre with a cross, used since the restoration of the English monarchy.

English Royal Sceptre

The sceptre with a cross, used since the restoration of the English monarchy.

This is the ring setting for ring jewelry, or a circular band worn as a type of ornamental jewelry around a finger.

Ring Setting

This is the ring setting for ring jewelry, or a circular band worn as a type of ornamental jewelry around…

"The Jewel or Badge, attached to the collar, or worn depending from a broad dark green ribbon which crosses the left shoulder, is formed of a figure of St. Andrew, of gold enamelled, his surcoat purpure, and his mantle vert, bearing before him his own cross saltire, the whole being irradiated with golden rays, and surrounded by an oval bearing the motto, 'nemo me impune lacessit.''"—Aveling, 1891

Insignia of the Order of the Thistle

"The Jewel or Badge, attached to the collar, or worn depending from a broad dark green ribbon which…