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Princess Alice and changes to the emerald wedding gift brooch
Posted by Beth on March 26, 2017, 4:42 am, in reply to "Re: Duchesses of Gloucester. Pearl and emerald necklaces. The earrings "
Leslie Field on page 87 of the 1987 edition says that Princess Alice used the outer drops of the emerald brooch, which was part of the King's and Queen's wedding gift, to form the pendant emerald earrings. Princess Alice then used the drops from the two necklaces as the outer pendants on the brooch.
Wedding gift. In the original the outer drops are longer than the inner drop.
I think the photo (1958) below clearly illustrates the changes. Princess Alice is wearing the pendant earrings and the outer drops are shorter than the inner drop.