The Greville Peardrop Earrings were from the collection of Dame Margaret Greville, the wife of the Hon. Ronald Greville. Margaret and her husband had no children, and she bequeathed all her jewellery to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother upon her death in 1942.
The Peardrop earrings were purchased by Margaret sometime before 19 May 1938 at Cartier, and the completed earrings were recorded at a different branch of Cartier on 31 May 1938. They consist of pentagonal tops, suspending an emerald-cut diamond and pear-shaped drop. The drops are 20.66 and 20.26 metric carats.1
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother wore them often in combination with the Greville Tiara. The earrings were inherited by her daughter Queen Elizabeth II in 2002. She sometimes wore them for formal occasions, such as state visits.