I had also heard that Edward VII very much favoured peridot. However you would have thought in which case Alexandra would have been given a wonderful suite unless he knew she didn't care for the stone.
It could also be the case that it was a favoured stone for his mistresses as a subtle sign of their position not that he seemed to do subtle with them!
Lastly if it was a favoured stone you would also think something would have come up for auction at some point with a royal provenance as a price bumper.
: It has been said that Edward VII favoured
: peridots but I have seen only one reference
: to peridots in jewels belonging to the
: British royal ladies -- in Queen Alexandra's
: Irish pearl brooch given to her by Lady
: Dudley, but I don't have an image of that
: Edward VII references
: George IV is known to have given a peridot
: suite to a Miss Coats, probably a lady in
: attendance on Princess Charlotte.
: Edit: Some might enjoy reading this item
: about the George IV peridots
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