03 February 2019

Jewels on Film: VICTORIA (Season 3, Episode 3)


Time for yet another look at the jewels from the most recent episode of Victoria! This week, Victoria and Albert argued about little Bertie's education, and Victoria and Palmerston quarreled about Louis Kossuth. There were attempts at extramarital shenanigans, and no tiaras to speak of. Let's have a look at the jewels we did spot in the episode.





Most of the episode took place at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, so we had lots of daytime jewelry. My favorite was probably this amethyst-like brooch, which does seem suitably Victorian.



We also saw Victoria wearing this little floral brooch...



...and this swan brooch...



...and this one, which looks floral-y in design...



...and then the swan again...



...and then finally this interesting little gold one.



We also saw this brooch on Emma Portman, whose chief occupation this season appears to be preventing other characters from committing adultery.



And this enormous gold-framed cameo on (the fictional) Sophie Monmouth, whose chief occupation appears to be trying to commit adultery with either a foreign secretary or a footman -- take your pick.



Sophie also wore this interesting set of opals, which looks awfully modern to me, or at least the necklace does.



Princess Feodora, whose characterization continues to absolutely baffle me, wore this daytime cameo...



...and this brooch, which looks like amber.



There weren't any tiaras in this week's dinner scenes, and I'm not sure whether to be sad or relieved about that. Victoria wore pearls and a cameo for this scene...



...and pearls and this little brooch (and a day dress???) for this dinner scene, where she flung a glass of water dramatically at Albert like she was in Dynasty, not on Masterpiece.



At least we got some interesting Hair Pearls after that brouhaha.



Feodora's evening jewelry continues to tend toward the macabre...



...and the confusingly almost-modern.



Emma Portman's evening jewelry looks as bored as she does, frankly.



While Sophie Monmouth's is somewhere between ultra-demure, all flowers and seed pearls...



...and come-hither.



She's also the only female character we saw in a third evening ensemble, with this interesting (but not particularly Victorian, I'd say) necklace and that opal brooch. Lots of evening/day jewelry crossovers here, which -- eh.



What's your take on this week's not-so-royal jewels on Victoria? Are you happy they're not showing off bad replicas of real jewels often, or do you wish they'd try a little more?