Floral tiara formed of seven floral sprays. Brilliant-cut diamond set in silver, with rubies set in gold, and a gold frame
A love of nature was one of the most universal and respected sentiments in the 19th century. Naturalistic jewellery, influenced by the Romantic movement and the revived Rococo style, developed early in the period. Its success was due to the beauty and wearability of jewelled flowers and foliage, but also to the continuing interest in botany.
Until around 1830 the designs were stylised and delicate. Later, the ornament included roses, lilies, chrysanthemums and fuchsias, the most fashionable flowers at the time.