queen mary's fringe tiara
Royal Jewels

Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara

Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara is “formed from 47 graduated brilliant- and rose-set tapering bars, divided by 46 narrow spikes, set lozenge-fashion with nine graduated brilliants at the centre, diminishing to five at either side; de-mountable for use as a necklace.” The Fringe Tiara was made in 1919 for Queen Mary in the then-fashionable Russian kokoshnik [read more]

cullinan ix ring
Royal Jewels

The Cullinan IX Ring

The Cullinan IX ring consists of a “pear-shaped diamond in open-work 12-claw setting, with plain loop.” Embed from Getty Images The Cullinan IX was the smallest of the stones cut from the Cullinan diamond. This diamond was given to Queen Mary in 1910 by the government of South Africa. Queen Mary had it set in [read more]