Monday, 14 February 2011

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
The 'Girls of Great Britain and Ireland' Tiara was given to the future Queen Mary as a wedding present in 1893.
TIARAS of the Tudors Ladies - The Tudors Wiki
The diamond tiara was purchased from Garrard, the London jeweller, by a committee headed by Lady Eve Greville. The tiara could also be worn as a necklace.
Queen Mary later replaced the pearl finials with diamonds and removed the lozenge-pattern bandeau from the base so that it could be worn as a headband. In 1947, both tiara and bandeau were given by Queen Mary to Princess Elizabeth as wedding presents. In 1969, the bandeau was reunited with the tiara.

HM Queen Elizabeth II
The tiara was described by Leslie Field as "a diamond festoon-and-scroll design surmounted by nine large oriental pearls on diamond spikes and set on a bandeau base of alternate round and lozenge collets between two plain bands of diamonds".
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II usually wears the tiara without the base or pearls.
portrait of Queen Elizabeth II wearing the tiara, designed by Arnold Machin, has appeared on many Commonwealth currencies, including those of Britain, Australia, Jamaica, Canada and Ceylon.

HM Queen Elizabeth II wears the tiara frequently.

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