Queen Adelaide's Fringe Necklace
Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Royal Jewels – Queen Adelaide’s Fringe Necklace

Queen Adelaide’s Fringe necklace has “sixty brilliant-set graduated bars, the central bars terminating in cushion-cut and pear-shaped stones, divided by 60 graduated brilliant-set spikes; an extra six small graduated bars and five spikes detached; tiara fittings removed.” It was created on the orders of King William IV, using diamonds removed from various items belonging to [read more]

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Augusta Catherine Gordon-Lennox

Lady Augusta Catherine Gordon-Lennox – Lady, Countess and Princess

Lady Augusta Catherine Gordon-Lennox was born on 14 January 1827 at Goodwood House as the daughter of Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lady Caroline Paget. Through her father, she was a descendant of King Charles II of England and Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth. On 27 November 1851, Lady Auguste Catherine married [read more]