Thank you for doing the list on the diamond tiaras. It will help me sort some of the information I have on Mrs Greville's diamonds.
: Further to your post below and different
: articles I have read Mrs Greville had the
: following tiaras during her life :
: - a wide diamond bandeau to wear on the head
: given (Mrs Ronnie by Siân Evans) ;
: - a diamond tiara from her father as a
: wedding gift (Mrs Ronnie by Siân Evans);
: - an emerald bandeau tiara with a central
: 93.7 carat emerald from Boucheron ;
: - The Greville tiara worn by QEQM ( We have
: to bear in mind that a knot-pattern tiara
: had been dismantled in 1901, with the stones
: being used to create a new diadem (photo
: from Boucheron by Vincent Meylan), which
: later was dismantled, with the stones being
: used in this current honeycomb tiara.
: - She also had a tiara made by Boucheron in
: 1910 'Elle commanda un bandeau beaucoup plus
: léger dont les motifs de feuillages sont
: sertis de 293 diamonds).
: As the Queen jewels vault says : "Mrs.
: Greville's ambition to be the top hostess in
: society meant she needed not only the finest
: food for her guests and the finest
: surroundings in which to host them, but also
: the finest jewels to wear while dazzling in
: her hostess duties. In her later years,
: Margaret Greville wasn’t known for her
: beauty and she was no fashion model, but she
: was hard to beat when she decked herself out
: in her best gems. The considerable fortune
: left to her by her father gave her the
: resources to assemble a noteworthy
: collection, and her competitive side assured
: that she had only the best."
: Therefore, it is obvious that further to her
: own personality that she had at the end of
: her life several tiaras in possession, she
: would have never accepted to wear only one
: tiara during parties !
: Further to the small information we can have
: we can speculate/suppose that Mrs. Greville
: had given several tiaras to QEQM including
: the Greville and the emerald ones.
: I also think that she had given on least an
: other diamond tiara which might be the small
: one from Boucheron.
: Do you think this tiara with "motifs de
: feuillages" could the one worn by
: Princess Ann :
: [img] [/img]
: Last but not least, it is evident that
: QEQM's jewels vault might be far more
: important that we can imagine, tiaras
: dusting in the vault waiting for being worn
: one day !
: We have also to beard in mind that she also
: had a small lozenge tiara made by Cartier in
: 1953 with loose diamonds and never seen in
: public !
: --Previous Message--
: According to the Daily Telegraph in
: January 1943 amongst Mrs Greville's jewels
: were --
: I presume that the reporter did not have
: access to the inventory of Mrs Greville's
: jewels but was writing based on knowledge of
: what Mrs Greville wore to society functions
: before WWII.
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