I agree that the setting of the amethyst parure is quite disappointing - even more taking consideration of the size and quality of the amethysts!
The best improvement would consist in adding a surround of diamond brilliants to each amethyst and a small diamond motif between each amethyst. That would make a longer necklace of classical style - and even possibly a few amethysts left for a brooch or a tiara.
I wonder if the central emerald of Grand-Duchess Charlotte's Chaumet tiara or the central sapphire of Grand-Duchess Adelaide-Marie's Laurel tiara could be swapped with an amethyst - which could make a better amethyst and diamond tiara instead of this small bracelet-turned-into-tiara...
Does anyone know why the other members of the Grand-Ducal family did not attend the ceremonies?
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