Jewelry of Varina Howell Davis

Varina Howell Davis’s emerald and diamond engagement ring

This crown shaped pin set with diamonds and rubies belonged to Varina Howell Davis. The pin is said to have been given to Mrs. Davis, the “uncrowned Queen of the South” by the women of the Confederacy.

Division of Social History, Political History
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Behring Center
Gift of Mrs. John Stewart