: There was at one point a bandeau with a
: central 93 carat emerald too but Mrs
: Greville deserted from Boucheron to Cartier
: circa 1932 and its unknown what alterations
: or indeed total remodelling make have then
: taken place
: --Previous Message--
: Thank you Arthur. Another poster contacted
: privately with the same information. My
: sincere thanks to both posters.
: The reason why I was interested is that, as
: late as 29 May 1938, Mrs Greville was
: reported to have worn her "lesser"
: emerald necklace to a debutante's dinner and
: Sunday Times 29 May 1938.
: (The rest of the item, published at the top
: of the next column in the paper) said
: "for she has two."
: I know that Mrs Greville had Cartier remodel
: her diamond festoon necklace in May 1938
: (Roberts page 250) so it is possible that
: Mrs Greville had her emeralds remodeled
: after 1911.
: But, I wonder. Throughout the years the
: press carried reports of Mrs Greville
: wearing 2 emerald necklaces.
: Sunday Times 2 December 1934 reception on
: the eve of the wedding of Princess Marina
: and the Duke of Kent.
: The report above is not in my opinion 100%
: clear about the composition of the
: "long chain" but I think it is
: meant to be composed of emeralds and
: Another report in the Daily Telegraph 29
: November 1934 describing the same event
: described Mrs Greville's jewels as
: which suggests to me that the chain
: described in the first report did have
: The chain of emeralds again
: Sunday Telegraph 27 April 1923 for a ball
: at Landsdown House following wedding of
: Throughout the 1920s and 1930s there are
: press reports referring to Mrs Greville's
: emerald necklace as belonging to Empress
: Josephine or simply to a magnificent emerald
: It is the fact that after 1911 Mrs Greville
: still had 2 emerald necklaces, one described
: as a chain, which interests me as it is
: possible that QEQM inherited more than one
: I also wonder if the drop emerald earrings
: and large diamond bracelet with emeralds
: worn by QEQM might have been Greville
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