Thursday, 12 May 2011

Princess Mary Sapphire tiara

The Princess Royal's Sapphires
HRH Princess Mary, Princess Royal
King George V gave his daughter a truly magnificent parure of sapphires and diamonds as his wedding gift. It consisted of Queen Victoria's diamond and sapphire tiara (description above), her diamond and sapphire cluster necklace with Prince Albert's 1845 brooch as a detachable oval pendant and a bracelet of sapphire and diamond clusters.

Princess Mary, Viscountess Lascelles wore this parure at her first dinner party and dance where she and her husband entered her parents as the honoured guests at Chesterfield House.

King George wrote in his diary "Dear Mary looked charming and wore my sapphires."
HRH Princess Mary, Princess Royal
Princess Mary here is dressed for Court wearing the jewels her father gave her along with the Queen Victoria cluster necklace with pendant, Queen Mary's sapphire brooch in the centre of her diamond tiara and the Prince of Wales' bracelet.

HRH Princess Mary, Princess Royal

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