Brooch in the form of an eagle, pave-set turquoises in silver with ruby eyes, diamond beak and a pearl in each claw; backed in gold. Designed by Albert, Prince Consort, 1840, turquoise, silver, ruby, pearl, gold, diamond. Length: 45 millimetres. 2002,0301.1. © Trustees of the British Museum
Twelve of these brooches, the Coburg eagle of Prince Albert, were given to the train-bearers at the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.