In a project jointly funded by the Historical Figures Guild (now Foundation) and the Smith Gallery Endowment, figures of three queens and a first lady received stunning new jewelry. Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, wife of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, received a new tiara. Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln, received a new necklace and broach set. Empress Catherine II of Russia received a new crown and Queen Victoria of England received a new necklace.
Figure sculptor George Stuart worked with local and international jewelers to produce the delicate items.