Oh, you know… Just some average wedding presents from 1896.
Diamond and pearl necklace, convertible into a tiara. Presented by the Royal Warrant-Holders of England. Diamond and pearl tiara. Presented by the Prince and Princess of Wales. Diamond tiara. Presented by lady and gentlemen friends. Bridesmaids’ brooch. Presented by the bridegroom. Diamond and pearl ornament, to be worn as brooch or pendant. Presented by the Drapers’ Company. Diamond and turquoise necklace. Presented by the ladies and gentlemen of the queen’s household. Diamond and ruby necklace. Presented by the queen.
Presumably, these were gifts to Princess Alexandra (Queen Victoria’s granddaughter) who married Ernst Wilhelm Friedrich Carl Maximilian, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg on April 20, 1896.
Originally published in The Illustrated London News, 1896. Courtesy the NYPL.