duchess of teck crescent tiara
Mary Adelaide of Cambridge

The Duchess of Teck’s Tiara

The Duchess of Teck’s tiara is “formed as a band of 20 crescents and three pave-set wild roses on a gold framework.” The elements that this tiara consists of were part of the inheritance from Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, the Duchess of Teck, from her childless aunt, Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester. They were [read more]

The Greville Tiara
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]

strathmore tiara
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

The Strathmore Tiara

The Strathmore tiara was given to then Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon by her father, Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, upon her marriage to the then Duke of York in 1923. It was purchased from Catchpole and Williams. The tiara is formed as a garland of roses, and it came with two alternative frames. [read more]