How would a necklace of graduated turquoises look like if each stone was surrounded by nine diamonds? There would be no symmetry to the necklace at all. Typos are not that uncommon in publications from the period.
: I agree with all that Knightship says, except
: that I doubt if there is a typo in the
: publication. Quality publications from the
: nineteenth-century in the UK tended to be
: accurately type set and proof read.
: The shape of the turquoises in the only
: image I can find of Queen Maud depicted with
: the turquoise elements on the diamond tiara
: do appear to match those in Princess
: Astrid's necklace, although I am doubtful
: about the size. While it is difficult to
: judge, the number of diamonds surrounding
: each turquoise do seem to be more than 9.
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