delhi durbar tiara
Mary of Teck

The Delhi Durbar Tiara

The Delhi Durbar Tiara was made in 1911 for Queen Mary and was the centrepiece of an emerald and diamond parure for the Delhi Durbar ceremony, meant to mark the succession of an Emperor of India. Embed from Getty Images The entire parure included the tiara, a necklace, a stomacher, a brooch and earrings. Most [read more]

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Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

The Greville Festoon Necklace

The Greville Festoon necklace was from the collection of Dame Margaret Greville, the wife of the Hon. Ronald Greville. Margaret and her husband had had no children, and she bequeathed all her jewellery to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother upon her death in 1942. The Greville Festoon necklace was one of the most impressive pieces [read more]