Royal Jewels

Royal Jewels – The Greville Tiara

Like the Greville Bow Brooch, the Greville tiara came 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 tiara was created in 1921 by [read more]

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Royal Jewels

Royal Jewels – The Greville Bow Brooch

Like the Cartier Lily Brooch, the Greville Bow Brooch is unusually large. The brooch was probably commissioned in 1900 by Dame Margaret Greville, the wife of the Hon. Ronald Greville. The commission was given to Boucheron, a firm that Margaret patronised regularly. This particular commission cost 3,000 francs and consisted of dismantling a knot-pattern diadem [read more]

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Royal Jewels – The Cartier Lily Brooch

The Lily Brooch was made for Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) in 1938 by Cartier from six drops and 197 brilliants, which were already in the Queen’s collection. The result was quite a large and interesting brooch in the form of “a stem of lilies, with two open flowers, claw- and pavé-set with brilliants, [read more]